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fresh pea sauce


Ingredients: ½ k  fresh shelled peas ( A hint from…
artichoke and cheese sauce


Ingredients: 4-5 medium sized artichokes 1 litre…
black olive sauce


Ingredients: 2 tins of peeled tomatoes   15-20…


Ingredients: 1kg  artichokes A small garlic…


Ingredients: 12 slices of thinly cut veal  100g…


(Spaghetti with Eggs & Bacon) Ingredients: 500g of…
cooked baby carrots


Ingredients: 1k small new carrots 20-30g of unsalted…
fried shrimps


Ingredients: 1 k crawfish ( or giant shrimps) A little…
Sole Meuniere


Ingredients: A large sole for at least 4 people or better…


Ingredients: 4-5 medium size zucchini A large onion…


This is a classical Italian soup with mixed vegetable and…

A Green Sauce

The perfect sauce for all kinds of cold meat dishes
Italian veal meat loaf

Cold Meat Roll with a Green Sauce

Galantina Fredda con Salsa Verde Ingredients: 400g of…
beef alla pizzaiola


A very quick and simple meat dish

Grandma’s Pudding

Easy to make this cold chocolate dessert, serve with biscuits

Classic Cream Desert

Crema Classica Ingredients: 4 egg yolks 50g of plain…

Pasta and Fagioli

This Italian pasta and bean soup is filling so just serve with some french toast
Risotto with Saffron

Risotto Milanese

Use powdered or dried saffron, a delicious first or main course
Baked Cauliflower

Baked Cauliflower

You can also sprinkle the breadcrumbs and re heat the cauliflower at the last minute

Casserole Meat Rolls

This sauce is also delicious with pasta so keep some aside

Rice with Mushrooms and Mozzarella

Always serve pasta in a nice dish that you can serve directly at the table

Spaghetti Carbonara with Zucchini

Spaghetti as a main course with zucchini, delicious with a fresh green salad
tagliatelle with mushroom sauce

Tagliatelle Roman Style

Put the excess water from the mushrooms into the saucepan where you will be cooking the pasta– it gives an extra taste to the pasta...
lemon cake

Easy to Bake Lemon Cake

Decorate your lemon cake with a few thin slices of lemon peel and serve...
stuffed deboned chicken

Roast Stuffed Chicken (A special recipe of Mirella’s mother)

This is another recipe that can be made beforehand as the chicken slices are great cold too...
chicken salad

Chicken Salad

To see if the chicken is cooked use a fine stick or a knitting needle. If the needle is dry the chicken is cooked...
veal wraps with mozzarella and sage

Veal Wraps Stuffed with Anchovies and Mozzarella

Mirella says these are great to serve as an appetiser before a meal...
Borlotti Bean salad

Zia Mirella’s Borlotti Bean Salad

A delicious Borlotti bean salad to serve with a main course
Home made yoghurt cake

Zia Mirella’s Yoghurt Cake

Use the yogurt cartons as your measure for all the ingredients – this way you can’t go wrong...
savoury mousses

A Selection of Savoury Mousses

Zia Mirella guarantees all these varieties of savoury mousses will be a great success with your family and guests.
veal with tuna sauce

Vitello Tonnato. Veal with Tuna Sauce

This is a lovely summer dish to serve with a potato salad and a nice green salad...
cold rice with lemon and basil

Cold Rice Salad with Chopped Basil and Lemon

This can be served as a side dish or even better as a main course by filling with – small prawns or shrimps, fresh asparagus...

Zia Mirella’s Classic Donut (Ring) Cake (Ciambella Classica)

Mirella has lots of serving suggestions – just serve it warm or cold cut into wedges or fill the hole with cream or fresh fruits...

Zia Mirella’s Chocolate Mousse

Decorate the mousse with a few pieces of dark or white chocolate flakes or some finely ground nuts before serving...
baked pasta

Zia Mirella’s Oven Baked Penne or Rigatoni Pasta

Always use a large pan of water for pasta so that the pasta doesn’t stick and cooks evenly...
coronation chicken

Zia Mirella’s Coronation Sauce for Chicken

Whilst this is a typical English dish – Italians love it and is perfect for summer picnics...
bavarese with marrons glaces

Zia Mirella’s Bavarese with Marrons Glacés

This desert with Marrons Glaces always impresses people very much and is delicious...
strips of beef w arugula

Zia Mirella’s Straccetti ( Strips of Beef) Venetian Style

Beef Straccetti That’s it , how much easier can it be and it is delicious. The vinegar adds a special flavour...

Zia Mirella’s Saffron Risotto and Stuffed Rice Balls ( Arancini)

Saffron Risotto is practically Milan’s National dish... Kids and adults love the rice balls too...

Zia Mirella’s Neapolitan style Baby Squid or Cuttlefish

Baby squid cooked with peas and tomatoes is also an excellent sauce for spaghetti...
eggplant with tomato

Zia Mirella’s Marinated Eggplants with Tomatoes

As with so many of Mirella’s recipes this eggplant with tomato dish can be made whenever you have some spare time and served later hot or cold...
Italian veal meat loaf

Zia Mirella’s Veal Meat Loaf

Delicious Italian veal meat loaf, also delicious served cold the following day...

Zia Mirella’s Broccoli Flowers

Serve as a side dish to your main course. Broccoli flowers are also delicious with olive oil and lemon juice...
pollo alla cacciatore

Zia Mirella’s Pollo alla Cacciatore

Chicken cooked with tomatoes and rosemary, a favourite recipe for kids... Serve with vegetables and chips...
lemon tagliarini pasta

Zia Mirella’s Lemon Flavoured Tagliarini Pasta

Zia Mirella says this is one of the easiest pasta dishes to make and at the same time it is very unusual as people do not associate lemon with pasta...
sauteed artichoke

Zia Mirella’s Sautéed Artichokes

You can serve sautéed artichokes as a side dish to your main course but is also a delicious sauce for a risotto or any pasta...
roast pork in milk

Zia Mirella’s Roast Pork Cooked in Milk

Cook the pork slowly on a moderate heat for approximately 1 hour until the milk has completely evaporated and formed a thick cream with the juices...

Zia Mirella’s Potato Gateau

Ingredients: 1kg potatoes A medium size mozzarella…
Poached Egg Snacks

Zia Mirella’s Poached Egg Snacks

A suggestion from Zia Mirella – make lots of this basic sauce and store in your freezer as many of  Zia Mirella’s recipes use this sauce...
Country Omelette

Zia Mirella’s Country Omelette Bites

Zia Mirella felt that sometimes a vegetarian meal is very healthy This is a delightful dish to serve as a first course or even as a main course instead of meat.
zucchini omelette

Zia Mirella’s Zucchini Omelette

 As an alternative, Zia Mirella suggests  adding  some finely chopped onion and tomato with the zucchinis...

Zia Mirella’s Omelette Slices with Tomato Sauce

This is a light egg dish, an alternative to meat. Serve it with vegetables of your choice or a nice salad...

Zia Mirella’s Potato Omelette

Zia Mirella  suggests adding an extra egg per person up to a maximum of 6 eggs otherwise you will need to increase the quantity of potatoes...
boiled egg salad

Zia Mirella’s Hard Boiled Egg Salad

A hint from Zia Mirella – put a sewing pin or something metal in the water when you are boiling the eggs – it stops them cracking...
veal scaloppine

Zia Mirella’s Veal Scaloppine with Marsala

This is one of Zia Mirella’s recipes that needs to be cooked and eaten on the spot as it is delicious served straight from the frying pan.
All about herbs

Enhance Your Home Cooking with Homegrown Herbs

Nothing adds taste to our homemade dishes better than herbs. And if they’re fresh, their effect is even tastier...

Zia Mirella’s Asparagus and Tuna Roll

Serve the roll as a light lunch with a separate bowl with some mayonnaise. This is another of Zia Mirella’s recipes that can be made beforehand...
italian country omelette

Zia Mirella’s Italian Country Omelette

Serve this omelette as a main course with a nice  salad. It is also delicious cold...
homemade plum tart

Zia Mirella’s Homemade Plum Tart

An Ideal summer dessert. Zia Mirella says that you make the same tart using peaches, apricots or cherries...
stuffed tomatoes

Zia Mirella’s Stuffed Tomatoes

A suggestion from Zia Mirella – if you have guests or your family don’t like garlic you can leave it out. The dish is just as delicious...
Homemade tuna fish cakes

Zia Mirella’s Tuna Fish Cakes

These tuna fish cakes are delicious served with a simple tomato salad. Also great to take on picnics on hot summer days

Zia Mirella’s Butterfly Pasta with Scampi and Herbs

One of Zia Mirella's delicious recipes from her exclusive collection of Italian recipes suitable for all the family...

Ragu or Bolognese Sauce

  RAGU SAUCE FOR PASTA Ingredients:  2 tins…

Aunt Mirella’s Appetizer for Grandchildren.


Aunt Mirella’s Recipes for Grandchildren.

SAFRON RISOTTO Ingredients: Allow 2 cups of Italian Arborio…

Aunt Mirella’s Recipes for Grandchildren.

Aunt Mirella’s Recipes: by Ask Granny What a joy it was when…