Buona domenica con una bellissima Fettuccineada alla Dotta

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good afternoon and Happy Sunday. Today we prepared a very simple dish of fettuccine with a San Marzano tomato sauce with veggies, minced meat and walnuts galore. It is just a variant of the famous Bolognese sauce that we nicknamed as “alla Dotta” because that is how the city of Bologna is referred as in Italy: it has the second oldest functioning university in the Western Hemisphere after Paris) Besides, it has some of its very best cooking  with big variety of meat, sausages and pasta. To study well, you need to eat well.

Fettucineada alla Dotta I

What you see in the middle is a big ball of Burrata cheese, which will implode as we heat the dish for a few minutes and deliver all its creaminess to turn it into really sublime.

Fettucineada alla Dotta II

Just imagining what a delicious dish it will be, has made our spirit (and the picture) turn on its head…Being mindful of your feelings, we will not post the final product’s view.

Buon apetitto!

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Feliz Domingo con flor de raviolada a lo Gian Luca

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good evening. As you can see, not even today Father’s Day will my children permit us to escape from the “bondage of the kitchen.” It is a joke of course as we love to cook pasta dishes with fresh ingredients especially for them. They always like the combination of ravioli, tomato sauce and shellfish. In honor of Gian Luca, we prepared this dish with cheese and spinach ravioli, San Marzano tomatoes, shrimp and scallops galore. We  obtained these nice yet affordable ingredients from our local Whole Foods store.

Material de Raviolada

After patiently cooking the tomato sauce and the shellfish in separate batches (never mix the two as the shellfish always oozes some stinking liquid that has to be drained with a colander), we finally put everything together in “La Bestia” with the freshly cooked pasta. Voilà!

Raviolada a la Gian Luca II

Buon apetitto!

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Buona Domenica a tutti voi con questa salsa Dotta Plus

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good afternoon. Today the sky has been stubbornly grey and rain pouring intermittently in this “Banana Republic of South Florida”, for which we decided to prepare a hearty pasta. What’s better than cheese-filled agnolottis with a Bolognesa sauce with the plum San Marzano tomatoes and Burrata cheese? We used a few elements that we had bought in the Whole Foods supermarket of Downtown Miami; with just a few bucks you can eat like a prince. The forced Social Isolation has made caged tigers in the kitchen out of us.

Elementos para una salsa Bolognesa

The most important thing is to prepare all the major elements of the sauce-(veggies and meat-s) separately and not dump everything in the tomato sauce to cook slowly; we must avoid the burned fatty acids that are inevitably formed when you sauté on the pan. The colander is the best safeguard for your family’s stomachs and arteries. Use it in earnest.

 

Agnolottis con salsa Bolgnesa y queso Burrata

What do you think, folks? Would you care for a little tasting of this homemade dish?

Agnolottis con salsa Bolognesa y queso Burrata

Buon apetitto !

Plato de Bolognesa

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Happy Sunday with spinach and cheese agnolottis in a Dotta sauce with veggies, minced meat and burrata cheese

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good afternoon and Happy Sunday. Today we prepared one of our favorite pasta dishes with the unique Rana agnolottis and Bel Gioiso burrata cheese. Of course this is what we usually call “bolognese asauce” that bears the name of the prestigious university town: Bologna  (the second oldest college in the Eastern Hemisphere, after La Sorbonne) But as we are inveterate snobs, we used its Italian nickname: La Dotta, the Doctoral one.

Petates para la salsa bolognesa

We used these articles from our latest visit to the Mary Brickell Village Publix, which amounted to approximately U$ 50, which is quite reasonable for a Sunday dinner for 4. Cooking healthy and delicious dishes at home is not only entertaining but also thrifty.

Agnolotti alla Bolognesa con frmaggio burratta

The burrata cheese is in fact a ball of traditional mozzarella that contains cream inside (see the elongated ball on the left hand side of this picture) When the dish is ready, you must put one or two balls in the middle to heat it up; once it bursts open ( the one on the right hand side) it spews all that delicious cream all over your pasta.

Isn’t this luxuriously, impossibly, guiltily decadent? Well, we only live once, folks.

Agnolottis listo pa'l morfi

Bon apétit! Buon apetito! Buon apetitto!