Monday, January 24, 2011

Need a Special Business Lunch? Cook with Titina

Lots of private classes in Titina's kitchen recently--many at lunchtime.  Cooking together is a great way for office teams to celebrate, bond or entertain a special guest.  It builds relationships and memories that you just can't get ordering off a restaurant  menu. 

There are three private class menus to choose from, each made up of Titina's classroom favorites and featuring fresh-from-scratch, classic Italian dishes. 
Here's a sample, followed by one of her most popular side dish  recipes that's easy enough for anyone to make to at home-- Peas with Prosciutto

Private Class Menu #1

Pasta alla Norma- Pasta with Eggplants

Maiale al Finocchio- Pork Tenderloin with Fennel

Piselli al Prosciutto- Peas with Prosciutto

Torta Caprese Almond- and Chocolate Cake


Titina's recipe:  Peas with Prosciutto


1 ½ lb (750 g) fresh or frozen peas

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 ½ cups (12 oz/350 g) prosciutto, diced; or pancetta

2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped; or ¼ cup

onion, chopped

1 cup (8 fl oz/250 ml) water & 1 cube beef


3 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped

salt and freshly ground black pepper

Sauté the prosciutto in the oil in a large skillet

(frying pan) for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Let

the oil cool, and then add the peas, garlic, parsley,

and water with the added beef bouillon. Partially

cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. Season

with salt, pepper and chopped parsley.

Serves: 4;

Preparation Time: 15 minutes;

cooking time: 25 minutes

Level of Difficulty: simple

No comments:

Post a Comment