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Spaghetti all’assassina, the original Apulian recipe to amaze your guests – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

Spaghetti all'assassina, the original Apulian recipe to amaze your guests



The “spaghetti all’assassina” they are a distinctive cult of Apulian cuisinewith deep roots in the city of Bari. This first course charming is renowned for its bold combination of spiciness and charred flavor. The history of the recipe dates back to the end of the 1960s, when two customers of the restaurant where it was invented and which was managed by the owner Enzo Francavilla, had a surprising reaction to the first taste: “You are a murderer” they said, referring to the irresistible spiciness of this dish. The ingredients in this recipe are surprisingly simple. The real magic lies in unique cooking method: the spaghetti is cooked directly in the pan, along with a touch of tomato puree and a minimal broth prepared with tomato paste. For tradition to be respected, however, the dough should stick to the pan (preferably iron), creating a burnt crust of a charming red-brown colour. Over the decades, “Spaghetti all’Assassina” have become a culinary icon of Bari and a true pop legend. They have made their appearance in literary works, such as novels by Gabriella Genisiwith one of the titles reading just that “Spaghetti all’Assassina” telling the adventures of commissioner Lolita Lobosco. The popularity of this dish has also spread to television, with the interpretation of the actress Luisa Ranieri in the role of the eponymous character of the novel, who enjoyed these spaghetti in an episode broadcast in March 2021. This has renewed interest in the recipe, which, although it may seem simple, requires some skill and mastery. Here is our interpretation of spaghetti all’assassina, in its original Apulian recipe. Ready to start cooking?



Focaccia from Bari with cherry tomatoes and olives, Mediterranean authenticity and Apulian tradition in a single bite – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

Focaccia from Bari with cherry tomatoes and olives, Mediterranean authenticity and Apulian tradition in a single bite



In the heart of local tradition, the focaccia from Bari with cherry tomatoes and olives it’s a typical Apulian dish, exquisite and tasty. His very soft original recipe it offers different consistencies, thanks to a balanced mix of ingredients, a true hymn to Mediterranean taste. THE cherry tomatoeswith a sweet and intense flavour, combine with olivesgiving the focaccia a unique flavor profile, providing an irresistible specialty to share with friends and family.

Advice

When kneading the dough, ensure a smooth and elastic consistency, dedicating the necessary time for a complete leavening. This dish is perfect as an appetizer or accompaniment during an outdoor summer lunch, with friends and family gathered around a convivial table. His freshness and Mediterranean flavours make it particularly suitable for the warmer seasons. For an extra touch, you can customize the focaccia adding ingredients such as rosemary, caramelized onion or cheese, thus creating a unique variant. Finally, to get the characteristic Apulian flavourwe recommend the use of a quality extra virgin olive oil, preferably from Puglia, to preserve and preserve a note of true authenticity.



Stuffed calamari baked in the Apulian style, a journey through flavors into the heart of traditional cuisine – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

Stuffed calamari baked in the Apulian style, a journey through flavors into the heart of traditional cuisine



The origins of Apulian baked stuffed calamari they blend with the rich local gastronomic tradition, known for enhancing local ingredients. THE calamarifished in the waters of the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, form the basis of this second course of fish. Their delicate texture blends harmoniously with the interior, giving an authentic seaside note. The stuffed, the cornerstone of the preparation, is a mixture of carefully selected ingredients. The potatoes, inserted into the heart of the squid, ensure a creamy consistency and an enveloping flavour. The fresh aromas of parsley, garlic and black pepper are expertly dosed to enrich the dish, but without overwhelming the delicacy of the preparation. Cleaning and cooking the squid, followed by making the filling, are the first steps to prepare the filling Apulian recipe. The potatoes are boiled, then mashed and mixed with the other ingredients.

The mixture, flavored with a lemon squeeze, is subsequently inserted inside the squid, which are carefully sealed to maintain juiciness during baking. This technique ensures uniform browning. The final result is a tasty second course, which combines the freshness of the sea with the robustness of the vegetables, creating a distinctive harmony of flavours. The Apulian-style baked stuffed calamari are ideal for serving in special moments, celebrating the typical conviviality of Italian cuisine, enjoyed in company, accompanied by a fresh white wine from the region, which will further enhance the flavours. Cook this delight with us and your guests will be enchanted!



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