ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The 'I's of Italian Cooking

Updated on June 12, 2011

DID YOU KNOW.......The Italian alphabet has 21 letters. Not included are the letters 'j', 'k', 'w', 'x', 'y'. The silent letter ''H' is rarely used. So we are on to 'I'. The letter 'I' brings some recipes too. For a few pennies and some stirring time, you can create LEMON ICE. You'll appreciate this one ~~~ especially on one of our lazy, hazy days of summer. So here comes the letter

'I'

in bianco (een.byahn.ko) ~ 'in white.' This especially refers to a fish which is boiled and served plain, with oil, lemon juice and parsley.

in bianco pesce (pay.shay) ~ boiled fish ~ served plain, with oil, lemon juice and parsley.

incanestrato (een.kah.nest.rah.toe) ~ 'basketed,' 'placed in a basket.' A grating cheese that comes in a basket and takes the shape of the container.

in carrozza (een kar.ro.tsah) ~ 'in a carriage.' An idea is a soft cheese baked or fried between two slices of bread. You'll see a recipe for this below!

BREAKFAST.... LUNCH..... AND DINNER IDEAS

MINI OMELETTES WITH RICOTTA

What You Will Need:

2 tablespoons flour

1 tablespoon milk or water

4 lightly beaten eggs

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 pound ricotta

2 tablespoons warm water

1 teaspoon grated cheese

What To Do:

Blend the flour with water and mix with the beaten eggs and salt. Melt a small amount of butter in a small frying pan. Add 2 tablespoons egg mix and cook a few minutes on each side. Continue this until all the egg mix is gone. Mix the ricotta with water, grated cheese and salt. Place a little cheese mix on each omelette, then roll the omelette around the cheese mix. Remove and have yourself a tasty little omelette.

MOZZARELLA IN CARRIAGE

8 thin slices white bread

3/4 pound medium thin mozzarella

1/2 cup flour

2 lightly beaten eggs with a dash of salt

1 cup olive oil (it's the only oil I use)

Toothpicks

What To Do:

Cut the crust from the bread and cut the slices in half. On one-half of each slice place one slice mozzarella, then place the other half of bread on top. Hold it together with a toothpick or you can omit the toothpick by using tongs to turn and fry. Take the bread with cheese and turn it in the flour mix and then the egg mix. Fry lightly on both sides. Serve this hot. A tomato side salad could accompany this. If you would like this recipe, please ask and I can pass it on to you.

BAKED HALIBUT OR SWORDFISH

What You Will Need:

4 medium slices halibut or swordfish

1/2 cup olive oil

1 sprig parsley

1/4 teaspoon thyme

2 bay leaves

1 scallion, diced

4 peppercorns

1/2 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 lemon cut in wedges

What To Do:

Place the fish slices in the marinade of oil, parsley, thyme, bay leaves, scallion and peppercorn. Let stand for 2 hours. Turn the fish once in a while. Remove the fish from the marinade, strain the oil and place the oil in a skillet. An iron skillet works the best. Turn the fish in flour, place in the skillet with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and brown lightly on both sides. When brown, transfer skillet to the oven set at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Baste frequently with oil from the bottom of the skillet so the fish does not dry out. If you don't have an iron skillet, just transfer the fish to a baking pan and brush the fish with the oil from the skillet. Serve with lemon wedge.

LEMON ICE

What You Will Need:

2 cups water

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

What To Do:

Melt the sugar and water in a saucepan. Once the sugar is melted, add the lemon juice and lemon rind. Let stand for 5 minutes. Place in a freezing container or freezing tray. The key to the right consistency isfrequent stirringwith your wooden spoon. You will be amazed at how delicious this is. Any questions on variations of flavor, or anything I can guide you with, please let me know.

ENJOY!





Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)