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It’s Amore with these simple #CookingwithFausto recipes! 🇮🇹

It’s Amore with these simple #CookingwithFausto recipes! 🇮🇹

We all know him, we all love him and at FoodBlog we look up to Fausto Soldini for his Roman food empire that brought the savoury flavours of Italy to our sunny Mediterranean island. It’s true that we’ve got our fair share of Italian restaurants on our shores, but none come close to the authenticity, passion and drive for deliciousness that Zero Sei, Pizzeria Sotto and Prosciutteria bring to the table. Gruppo Zero Sei is here to slay! 🏆

That’s why we decided to get our main man on board for a super saucy mini-series featuring one of the top ready-made sauces in the industry: Sacla plus a local favourite for cured hams and cheeses Fiorucci! With mega brand Attard & Co powering the way to 4 unique and easy-to-make recipes, and Fausto’s creative use of Sacla sauces, FoodBlog brings you the #CookingwithFausto series that will make your lunches, sides and appetizers all the more delicious! Let’s dive right in… 👉

Recipe 1: 👨‍🍳 Balsamic Glazed Mortadella with Crushed Pistachio’s 👌

Our first recipe took us to mortadella heaven with a chunky slice of Fiorucci’s Mortadella Bologna transformed into more than just a gourmet sandwich addition! Check it out:

What you’ll need to buy:

  • a hearty slice of Fiorruci’s Mortadella Bologna,
  • a handful of spicy rucola,
  • some chopped cherry tomatoes,
  • a drizzle of balsamic glaze and
  • a fist full of crushed pistachios.

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Fry up the mortadella on either side in a heated frying pan until the nom fat clusters caramalize the meaty slice.
  2. Find a fancy serving plate and decorate with washed rucola and some cherry toms.
  3. Place your mortadella on the serving dish and drizzle a generous amount of balsamic glaze onto the fried meat. Top with crunchy pistachios and cut yourself a hearty slice!

Smash out this dish on your next Italian night with mates, it’s the perfect starter for an evening packed with true Roman amore! 👑

Recipe 2: 👨‍🍳 A simple Grilled Chicken Pesto & Cherry Tomato salad lunch idea💡

If your lunches need some Italian flair, this recipe is the one for you! Something absolutely magical happens when chicken and pesto meet in the same dish… and we’re all for it! Follow this easy recipe if this is your jam:

What you’ll need to buy:

  • a jar of Sacla’s Wild Garlic Pesto,
  • another jar of Sacla’s Nduja Pesto
  • some chicken breast, cut into strips, 
  • some halved cherry tomatoes,
  • some cream cheese,
  • a dash of good olive oil plus
  • some salt & pepper to season.

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Add some olive oil, S&P and your chicken into a dish, add a dollop of Sacla’s Wild Garlic Pesto and massage those flavours into the raw chicken breast strips.
  2. Hollow out your halved cherry tomatoes and fill ‘em up with some cream cheese. Top with Sacla’s Nduja Pesto
  3. Fry up your marinated chicken strips in a little oil until cooked through.
  4. Combine the chicken and tomato-cheese combo in a salad bowl and dig, right, in!

This recipe is the perfect side to a heaping plate of pasta pesto (there’s never enough pesto in the world) or a great lunch idea that’s quick and easy to make in your busy work-from-home day! When Rome’s out of reach, bring it to your kitchen! 🤤

Recipe 3: 👨‍🍳 An Italian Egg Frittata with Saclà Rocket Pesto & Guanciale 🍃 

Eggs and pesto are another great combo! And just to make this frittata even better… add in some guanciale for that umami burst, fat addition and flavour town favourite! Bet you’re excited for this one…

What you’ll need to buy:

  • a jar of Sacla’s Rocket Pesto,
  • 3 eggs, whisked, 
  • a heaped tablespoon of Pecorino, or more if you fancy, 
  • a splash of milk,
  • some cracked black pepper and 
  • a generous supply of guanciale, rendered to perfection.

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Whisk your eggs in a bowl and add your Pecorino, black pepper and a drop of milk to loosen the consistency a little.
  2. Throw your eggs into a greased frying pan to make your frittata, top with more Pecorino and add in some beautifully browned guanciale chunks.
  3. Break up your eggs slightly while cooking to make a fluffier frittata and add a scoop of your Sacla Rocket Pesto to the cooking pan.
  4. Once cooked, add some more guanciale and serve up!

Lunch, breakfast, dinner, snack, whatever you fancy! Just try this bad boy out! The guanciale and rocket combo meld in so beautifully with the luscious eggs making it a team fav! 🤷‍♀️

Recipe 4: 👨‍🍳 Potato Purée with #Vegan Chilli Pesto Guanciale & Pecorino 🌶

Spicy, feisty and ready to delight your appetite! This dish is backed with flavour and so much creativity! With absolute favs in the ingredients list, we’re sure you’ll be trying this one out! Hre we go...

What you’ll need to buy:

  • a jar of Sacla’s Vegan Chilli Pesto,
  • a jar of Sacla’s Classic Pesto Genovese,
  • 1 potato, peeled, chopped, boiled and pureed plus
  • some Pecorino and browned guanciale for your topping.

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Peel and chop your potatoes. Boil them until tender and puree for a smooth consistency.
  2. Add a teaspoon or so of Sacla’s Vegan Chilli Pesto and another of Sacla’s Classic Pesto Genovese. Mix it all together in a bowl.
  3. In a small cup add some chunky flavour chunks of browned guanciale, a pinch of Pecorino and top with your Sacla puree mix. 
  4. Repeat until your serving cup is full to absolute capacity… and take a big spoon full!

Potatoes - ✅

Guanciale - ✅

Pecorino - ✅

Sacla Vegan Chilli Pesto - ✅

I rest my case. 💅

Try out these humble yet exciting recipes if you want to give your week plan a meal boost that’s out of this world! Dive in and enjoy the dishes, they’re simple and quick so, really, you’ve got no excuses here! It’s Amore! 💗

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