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TRADITIONAL ITALIAN SECOND COURSES

This mini-course is part of “The Basics of Italian Cuisine” and focuses on the techniques used to cook Italian second-course dishes based on meat according to traditional Italian recipes. Once you have learned how a cooking method works, you will be able to cook your favorite piece of meat with no effort.

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MEAT-BASED SECOND COURSES

11 videos      1h90 lessons      2 videos for free

$ 70 USD per year

Meat-based second courses

 

scroll down to see the list of the video recipes

     • course is designed for every skill level

     • learn at your own pace

     • extensive course notes with pictures

     • stream anytime, anywhere

     • watch on desktop or mobile devices

     • unlimited access

    • iconic Italian recipes from a family’s traditional cuisine

     • learn valuable methods and techniques, not just recipes

     • transform simple ingredients into good food

      contact me with any questions, I will reply

Watch 2 free video lessons to see how the cooking course is organized

 HOMEMADE TOMATO SAUCE

In this video, I will teach you two different methods to make tomato sauce from scratch using fresh tomatoes. It’s easier than you think. All the variety of tomatoes you find at the market are suitable for your homemade sauce.

HOMEMADE RISOTTO

 “Risotto” is an Italian first-course dish typical of Northern Italy.  In this video, I will teach you the basics of cooking a perfect risotto. Once you have learned the cooking technique,  you can cook any type of risotto you may like, even fish or meat risotto.

LIST OF THE VIDEO RECIPES INCLUDED IN THE COURSE

Below is a list of all the current video recipes included in the cooking course. For each recipe, there is a short video introduction that describes the Italian dishes I will prepare so you have a better idea of what you can expect from the cooking course.
STEAK “ALLA PIZZAIOLA”
“Bistecche alla pizzaiola”

This delicious recipe requires just three ingredients: tomato sauce, mozzarella and fresh or dried oregano. “Alla pizzaiola” means “pizza style”.You can make it even tastier by adding garlic, olives and capers. A delicious treat that can be created effortlessly.

MEAT-BASED SECOND COURSE

SCALOPPINE WITH MUSHROOMS 
“Scaloppine ai funghi”

A perfectly juicy steak cooked in a skillet with fresh mushrooms that will please the entire family. Dinner is ready in no time at all and it tastes as good as coming out of the kitchen of a favourite Italian restaurant. One of the most reliable meat recipes.

MEAT-BASED SECOND COURSE

STIR-FRIED SWEET AND SOUR PORK
“Maiale in agrodolce”

Modern Italian recipe. Same ingredients as the Chinese version but with a  different cooking method. Perfect recipe for those who are adventurous eaters and love to try something different. Here I will explain all the secrets to reach the next level.

MEAT-BASED SECOND COURSE

MIXED BOILED MEAT WITH GREEN SAUCE
“Carne bollita con salsa verde”

In this recipe, I share with you one of the ways I season and boil my meat using everyday ingredients. You can also use this technique to boil chicken or ground beef. The meat is perfectly seasoned, it is packed full of flavour, and the meat is tender and delicious.

MEAT-BASED SECOND COURSE

VEAL STEW WITH POTATOES
“Spezzatino di vitello con patate”

Learn how to cook meat with potatoes and make a perfect tender and juicy stew. This cooking technique is very suitable for slightly fatty meats that withstand slow cooking times well. The easiest recipe you will ever make.

MEAT-BASED SECOND COURSE

MEATBALLS IN RED SAUCE 
“Polpette al sugo”

One of the most classic Italian recipes and my grandma’s favourite Sunday dish.  Universally loved, a real delight for your palate. The kind of food you find in a good Italian restaurant – but better! –

MEAT-BASED SECOND COURSE

  BAKED PORK TENDERLOIN WITH APPLES AND PLUMES
“Filetto di maiale al forno con mele e prugne”

You won’t be able to resist to this recipe. I will show you how to bake tenderloin. But, instead of the usual potatoes, we will garnish it with apples, prunes and some pistachio granola. Thank me late.

MEAT-BASED SECOND COURSE

  MEAT BAKED ” EN PAPILLOTE”
“Carne al cartoccio”

“En papillote”, French for “enveloped in paper” which is a fancy way of saying “baking in a bag”. It’s a fast and easy cooking technique, surprisingly practical for home cooks. You can always achieve good results and it’s almost impossible to fail. It’s perfect for beginners and for those who love to bake meat in the oven.

MEAT-BASED SECOND COURSE

  DEEP-FRIED MEAT BALLS
“Polpette fritte di carne”

This is typical Italian comfort food made with leftovers. There are really no rules to follow, just choose your ingredients and the quantity. Simply use what you already have in your fridge. You will be asked for the recipe by anyone who tries them.

MEAT-BASED SECOND COURSE

  SAUTEED STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS WITH HAM AND CHEESE
“Involtini di verze con prosciutto”

This recipe is classic Italian comfort food. It is an easy, quick recipe and requires few ingredients. This stuffed rolls recipe is cabbage leaves filled with ham and cheese. Slices of your favourite ham can be used to create a second course full of flavour. The addition of cheese, which melts during cooking, transforms this dish into a succulent recipe.

MEAT-BASED SECOND COURSE

  SALT-BAKED MEAT
“Carne in crosta di sale”

Turn your average meat into something truly special with this traditional Italian cooking method. Salt-baking is achieved by surrounding a cut of meat with a thick layer of salt mixture. In the oven, the salt forms a tight seal around the meat which helps cook the food in an even and gentle manner. All of the flavor and juices get trapped in the salt shell.

MEAT-BASED SECOND COURSE

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