Tag Archives: Italian cuisine

Pasta with artichokes and garlic

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© Qin Xie-Krieger

At the weekly market I found these beautiful mini artichokes, whose magical violet-green color looked so appealing that I absolutely had to take some of them home. At that moment I still did not know yet what I should do with them. One thing was clear, they were to be fried with garlic together. This is the way I love to prepare artichokes best. Continue reading

Mushroom Pesto

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I love pasta, especially if it is freshly made and eaten with homemade pesto and plenty of ground parmesan or pecorino cheese.

After the basil pesto and red pesto with sun-dried tomatoes, I have discovered another pesto for my beloved pasta, which absolutely is becoming one of my favorites: mushroom pesto! Continue reading

Tempura Prawn with Thai Curry Risotto

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© Qin Xie-Krieger

Have I ever told you that I love spicy food? If I have, I still do not get tired to repeat it again and again. 😉 Beside my home cuisine, Sichuan cuisine, I also enjoy many spicy hot dishes from other countries such as Indian curry, Mexican chili etc. Thai curry is my absolute favorite among all these delicate dishes.  The combination of spicy curry paste and fruity coconut milk is so adorable! I just can’t get enough of it!

I love all kinds of Thai curry: yellow, green, red… My favorite ones are  without doubt the red curry and Masaman curry. Beside preparing Thai curry the popular way with meat and vegetables and serving with rice, I also love  to use it as a great sauce for my homemade spaghetti. Believe me, it is incredibly yummy! After the successful merger between Thai curry and Italian spaghetti, I dared to go a step further: Thai curry risotto! Continue reading

Sushi Italiano – Part I

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For almost all non-Japanese, sushi is THE  Japanese food per se (although there is an amazing array of culinary treasures in this beautiful country). In Germany, sushi is a popular food with an upscale price. However, what you can get for not quite little money is (in my opinion) not very often good quality. Regarding sushi I have quite high requirements and there is a reason for this. Continue reading

Tomato Pesto

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Since my Basil Pesto was a huge success, I have been totally in the mood of making my own pestos. They are really easy and quick to make at home. This time it’s the turn of the “pesto rosso”. I’m really anxious to hear what our Italian friend Ettore is going to say about my recipe.

Ettore has been “complaining” about my basil pesto, because I didn’t consult him beforehand. He comes from the homeland of pesto: Genoa! Had I known beforehand! (Maybe he is keeping a secret Pesto recipe that has been passed on for generations…. I think I need to talk to him). Continue reading

Stuffed Gnocchi in a Coconut Peanut Sauce

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A few days ago we were sitting in an Italian restaurant. My husband ordered his favorite pizza with salami, anchovy and peperoni and I decided for gnocchi. Gnocchi is one of the food I prefer to eat in a restaurant because making it at home is such a time intensive job. And its unique texture is supposed to be very tricky to create. I had never dared to make my own gnocchi till now. Continue reading