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jnwmom asked in Food & DrinkEthnic Cuisine · 1 decade ago

I am getting married to a sicilian italian(but is American born),will anyone share some traditional recipes?

I dont know anything about Italian cooking,even a site where I can get traditional recipes would be much appreciated.Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

3 Answers

  • Zoe
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Here is a great site for you.

    No dish could be more authentic or Sicilian than this. Both bucatini and eggplant are synonymous with Sicily, and the use of breadcrumbs is yet another characteristic of the Sicilian cuisine.


    4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

    1 small onion, finely chopped

    3 cloves garlic, minced

    2 small eggplants, unpeeled, and cut into small strips

    Salt and freshly milled pepper to taste

    12 plum tomatoes, diced

    1/4 cup Gaeta olives, pitted and quartered

    1/4 cup basil leaves, shredded

    1 pound bucatini pasta

    1/3 cup bread crumbs


    Heat oil in heavy sauté pan over medium heat. Stir in onion. Cook until softening and add garlic. When onion begins to turn golden, stir in eggplant and cook for five minutes, stirring. Season with salt and pepper.

    Add tomatoes, olives and basil and simmer over medium heat until tomatoes soften.

    Cook bucatini in rapidly boiling, salted water until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain well in colander.

    Put pasta in serving bowl. Add the eggplant mixture. Toss and sprinkle with breadcrumbs.

    Serves: 4

    This cod recipe calls for salt-cured capers which is common in Sicilian cooking. Preserving in salt maintains the fresh flavor of the caper, but you must rinse well. The best ones come from the isle of Pantelleria in the Channel of Sicily.


    1/2 cup olive oil

    3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

    3 anchovies, finely chopped

    1/2 cup Italian parsley, minced

    3/4 cup dry white wine

    1 1/2 pounds ripe plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped

    Salt & pepper

    2 1/2 pounds fresh cod

    12 Sicilian black olives pitted and quartered

    4 teaspoons salt-cured capers, well rinsed

    2 lemons, quartered

    more sicilian recipes


    Heat oil in a large sauté pan. Stir in garlic, anchovies and parsley. Sauté over low heat for 3 minutes.

    Add wine and simmer over medium heat about 3 minutes, until slightly reduced. Stir in tomatoes.

    Cook, partly covered, for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add fish, season with salt and pepper to taste. Do not oversalt. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until fish gives up its juice.

    Just before serving add the olives and capers.

    Serve with lemon wedges as garnish.

    Serves: 4

    Broccoli and Black Olive Salad


    1 bunch broccoli

    5 Kalamata olives

    Grated rind of 1/2 lemon

    2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

    Juice of 1 lemon

    1 tablespoon sesame seeds

    Salt to taste


    Clean broccoli as noted below, and cut into bite-size pieces. Steam until it loses hardness, but not crispness or bright green color. This should take about seven minutes, depending on the freshness of the broccoli.

    While broccoli is steaming, pit the olives. When pitted, cut the olives into slivers.

    Remove broccoli from steamer and put into serving bowl. Mix in the grated lemon and the olives. Sprinkle on the sesame seeds, the oil, and lemon juice. Season with salt to taste. Toss well.

    Serves 4 - 6

  • 1 decade ago

    make spaghetti with meatballs(frozen ) meatloaf with diced tomtoes frozen raviolla add white sauce or spaghetti sauce

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