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Nonna's Crab and Lobster with Spaghetti

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 6 medium blue Maryland crabs (5 1/2 to 6 inches each), cooked
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) peeled whole tomatoes, pureed (about 6 cups)
  • 7 1/2 cups water
  • 3 lobster tails
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped preserved lemons (igourmet.com)
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound spaghetti
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Sfoglia's Spaghetti Carbonara

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White Beans with Salt Pork

Ingredients
  • 2 cups dried cannellini beans, picked over and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 pound salt pork, rind removed or pancetta
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pound prosciutto, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 canned plum tomatoes, drained, seeded, and finely chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 slices (1/2 inch thick) crusty country bread, such as ciabatta, toasted
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Octopus Affogati

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Miniature Panettone

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup warm water (100 degrees to 110 degrees)
  • 5 teaspoons (two 1/4-ounce packages) active dry yeast
  • 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups mixed, dried, and candied fruit, such as currants, orange peel, apricots, cherries, cranberries, or figs
  • 1/2 cup warm milk (100 degrees to 110 degrees)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) cold, unsalted butter, cut in pieces, plus 2 tablespoons melted, for bowl and molds
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Grated zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
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Spaghetti con le Sarde

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 pounds fresh sardines or 6 ounces good canned sardines from Spain
  • Coarse salt
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 large bulb fennel, trimmed, halved, and chopped, fronds reserved and chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 teaspoon fennel pollen (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons minced or grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup coarse fresh bread crumbs
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Asparagus-and-Lemon Risotto

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 6 cups vegetable stock, preferably homemade
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Arborio or Carnaroli rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed, stalks cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 1 cup thawed frozen peas
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for serving
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
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Italian Pressed Sandwiches

Ingredients
  • 1 rectangular ciabatta or other thick-crusted bread, about 18 inches long by 5 inches wide
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 pound prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pound hard salami, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 5 whole sun-dried tomatoes, in oil, thinly sliced
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Panettone

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast (two 1/4-ounce envelopes)
  • 1/3 cup whole milk, warmed
  • 14 ounces unbleached bread flour (about 3 cups), plus more for surface
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten, plus 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 10 ounces (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 5 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (1 1/4 cups)
  • 1 cup diced candied (glazed) orange peel (nutsonline.com)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure orange extract
  • Vegetable oil, for bowl
  • 2 teaspoons best-quality unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pearl sugar, for sprinkling (optional; kingarthurflour.com)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, for sprinkling
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Italian Seafood Stew

Time:25 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 3 dozen small clams, scrubbed and rinsed
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless cod or other firm, white-fleshed fish, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh parsley leaves (optional)
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