Italian Food Made Easy

I personally love these Southern Italian classics featuring homemade tomato sauce. You would be surprised how easy these dishes are to make at home. This video features Pomodoro sauce, Meatballs in tomato sauce on fresh linguini, Chicken cutlet parmigiana, Garlic bread and Classic Caesar salad. Did you know that when cooked al dente, pasta has a lower carb content?

Ingredients

For ingredients, please watch the video.

Directions

GETTING READY:

Preheat oven and keep it ready.

MAKING:

In a large bowl, mix chopped meat with egg, pre-flavored bread crumbs, salt, freshly ground pepper. Using hands mix the ingredients to blend well.

Make small balls of similar size as shown in the video.

In a saucepan, heat little olive oil and brown the meat balls.

For pomodoro sauce, in another saucepan, sauté sliced garlic in olive oil. Add canned crushed tomatoes, fresh basil, freshly ground pepper, salt, tomato paste, wine and allow to cook for few minutes. Cover with lid if required.

Once the meatballs are browned add into the saucepan with tomato mixture. Cover with lid.

For the Chicken cutlet parmigiana, dip the chicken fillets first in egg and then in herbed breadcrumbs.

In a saucepan with oil, shallow fry the marinated chicken pieces and cook until it turns light brown in color. Drain excess oil by using paper towels.

Spoon little pomodoro sauce prepared over the cutlets, top with mozzarella cheese and pop into oven. Cook until cheese melts.

For garlic bread, in a saucepan, melt sweet butter. Once it melts, add fresh basil, parsley, salt, garlic infused oil and turn off the heat.

Arrange a baking tray with bread slices and top with butter mixture. Pop into oven and bake it.

In a large saucepan, boil water and cook pasta al dente, according to package directions.

Once done, drain the pasta and add little pomodoro sauce (without meatballs) and mix well.

For the Caesar dressing, mix finely chopped anchovies with egg yolk, olive oil (strained from garlic and olive oil mixture), dry mustard and lemon juice in a small bowl.

For the Caesar salad, add the Caesar dressing to chopped romaine lettuce in a large bowl. Add freshly ground pepper, grated romano cheese and toss well.

SERVING:

Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes
Servings: 2