Recipes

How to Build an Authentic Italian Antipasto Board

If you want to be the host with the most this festive season – impress your guests by building an authentic Italian antipasto board and serve it as a starter or main. Explore the decadent delights from our deli section. We offer everything from local and imported cold meats and cheeses to grilled and marinated artichokes, aubergine, peppers, and zucchini.   When arranging an antipasto platter, you want to take into consideration both colour and texture. Arrange the following fine Italian ingredients on your favourite platter or board:  Cheeses:  Buffalo Mozzarella  Burrata  Blue Cheese  Cured Meats:  Chorizo  Salame   Spianata Picante  Fish: Smoked Salmon  Vegetables:  Artichoke Hearts   Olives  Asparagus   Grilled Artichokes   Peppers  Grilled Aubergine   Grilled Zucchini   https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/buffalo-mozzarella/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/buratta/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/viking-blue-cheese/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/chorizo/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/salame-milano/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/spianata-picante/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/norwegian-smoked-salmon/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/artichoke-hearts/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/giant-green-olives/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/grilled-artichokes/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/pepper-strips-in-oil/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/grilled-aubergines/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/grilled-zucchini/ How would...

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Italian Tiramisu

 Indulge in a decadent tiramisu this festive season – a classic authentic Italian cake served as a teatime treat or an after-dinner dessert. The perfect indulgence for the hot summer months as this gorgeous dessert is served chilled.  Ingredients  1 and 1/4 cups (300ml) very strongly prepared espresso  6 Tablespoons (90ml) Grand Marnier  40–45 Savoiardi (Boudoir / finger biscuits)  2 cups mascarpone, cold or at room temperature  1/4 cup (60ml) dark rum  4 large eggs, separated  1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar  2 cups heavy cream or heavy whipping cream  1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract  1/8 teaspoon...

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Red Mullet with Capers, Black Olive and Tomato

Red Mullet with Capers, Black Olive and Tomato  Seafood is a great part of traditional Italian cuisine, and this vibrant red mullet recipe is the epitome of authentic Italian cooking. The ingredients are simple and of superior quality, allowing each ingredient and flavour to complement the next, therefore producing a well-balanced, delicious dish.  Ingredients:  2 Red mullets, each weighing 350–400g  Salt  Pepper  Extra virgin olive oil  Olive and caper powders  20 Black olives  1 Handful of capers  https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/coppini-paradiso-extra-virgin/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/capers-in-salt/ TO SERVE  300g of passata  Lemon zest  1 handful of pistachio nuts, crumbled  Method:  Dry the olives and capers in a dehydrator overnight  20 black olives  1 handful of capers  Blend the olives and capers separately to obtain two powders....

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Sicilian Cheese Pie | Serves 8

You can’t go wrong with the classic and simple combination of cheese and pastry, and this recipe is no exception. A decadent mixture of cauliflower, olives and provolone cheese stuffed between two sheets of pastry – we bet you won’t be able to resist a second helping.  700g of semolina  10g of fresh yeast  1 tsp salt  4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil  400ml of water, lukewarm  1 cauliflower, florets only, finely sliced  100g of black olives  400g of provolone cheese, cut into cubes  extra virgin olive oil  salt  black pepper  https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/semolina/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/coppini-100-italian/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/provolone-dolce/ Dissolve the yeast in 300ml of water. Sift the flour...

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Dried Porcini Mushroom Risotto

This gorgeous Italian risotto pairs perfectly with a light and crisp chardonnay and is ideal as a side dish to any main meal or simply magnifico as a meal on its own.   INGREDIENTS:  1 cup dried porcini or other dried mushrooms    3 cups hot water, more if needed   3 1/2 cups broth or homemade stock, more if needed   3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil   1 onion, chopped   5 cloves garlic, minced   2 cups arborio rice   1/4 cup dry white wine   1 1/4 teaspoons salt   2 tablespoons butter   1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black...

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Cappelletti of Rabbit, Provolone Cheese Cream and Foam of Dried Mushrooms | Serves 4

This rabbit recipe by Andrea Sarri uses classic Italian flavours to create a hearty and rich filled pasta that is a true Italian delicacy. Buon appetito.   RABBIT FILLING  2 rabbit legs  2 rabbit shoulders  1 white onion, chopped  1 red onion, chopped  5 garlic cloves, crushed  175ml of white wine  250g of Swiss chard  1/2 bunch of marjoram  1 egg  60g of Parmesan  extra virgin olive oil  salt to season  pepper to season  VEGETABLE STOCK  1 celery stick, chopped  1 carrot, chopped  1 white onion, chopped  (OR 2L broth or vegetable stock)  PASTA DOUGH  500g of 00 flour  1 egg  13 egg yolks  150g of semolina  PROVOLONE CREAM  80g of Provolone cheese  250ml of milk  MUSHROOM FOAM  2 spring onions  1 knob...

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Amaretto Peaches layered with Amaretti Biscuits and Mascarpone Cream | Serves 4-6

This dessert makes a perfect sweet treat for a baking hot summer – it is light enough not to tip you over the edge after a long and lazy lunch, but just decadent enough to leave you and your guests feeling full and satisfied.   POACHED PEACHES  4 ripe peaches  1/2 cup Amaretto  80ml of water  CREAM  250ml of cream  250gm Marscapone (or cream cheese)  2 Tbs icing sugar   2 Tbs Amaretto  100 – 150g Amaretti biscuits  https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/mascarpone-uht/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/cream-cheese/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/amaretti/ Start by poaching halved peaches in a pot with 1/2 cup of Amaretto (you could add a little more)...

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Amarena Tini Cocktail

Saluti! It’s time to get festive – the Italian way! Toast to friends, family, and la dolce vita with this stunningly sweet and refreshing Amarena Tini Cocktail.   70 ml gin  1 tsp AMARENA FABBRI SYRUP (cherry syrup)  https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/fabbri-amarena-cherries/ Chill the ingredients in a mixing glass and then strain into a martini glass. Decorate with cherries.   Did you have fun making this festive Italian recipe? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below. Even better - share your pics on social media and tag us @bole.foods Ciao bella!  Recipe cred: https://en.cocktail.fabbri1905.com/drinks/amarena_tini_recipe.kl 

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Amarena Cherry Ice Cream with Toasted Almonds | Serves 6

For most of us, the festive season in South Africa means sweltering hot summer days, and what better way to cool off than with a refreshingly cool and delicious cherry ice cream? The literal and metaphorical “cherry on top” being the fact that it’s made with real imported Italian cherries!   500ml single cream  125ml full cream milk  80ml (1/3 cup) castor sugar  half a vanilla bean, seeds scraped  1 teaspoon vanilla extract  2 tablespoons honey  a pinch of salt  50g almond flakes, toasted  3 tablespoons Amarena cherries, drained  https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/fabbri-amarena-cherries/ Place the cream, milk, sugar, vanilla seeds,...

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Springbok Carpaccio | Serves 4

Cooking up a 2 or 3 course meal for your loved one this Valentine’s day? Impress your partner with a unique and delicious starter – Springbok Carpaccio. The perfect combination of local and Italian cuisine. Buon appetito.  160g Springbok Carpaccio   Extra virgin olive oil   50 g rocket   50 g shaved Parmesan   https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/springbok-carpaccio/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/coppini-paradiso-extra-virgin/ https://www.bolefoods.co.za/shop/ambrosi-grana-padano/ Distribute slices across the plates in overlapping layers. Allow to reach room temperature, if necessary. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with rocket, shaved Parmesan and pine nuts and capers (optional).  Season to taste with salt and pepper.   Did you have fun making this festive...

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