Salt Cod with Tomatoes and Capers – Baccalà alla Vesuviana

I’ve never even seen salt cod (probably because I’m in central California) but I’m sure it’s out there and here’s a tasty looking dish that just happens to be low carb, too!

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Salt-Cod-with-Tomatoes-and-Capers-em-Baccala-alla-Vesuviana-em-350700

Ingredients
    2 pounds center-cut skinless boneless salt cod (baccalà), rinsed well
    2 tablespoons salt-packed capers*
    7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1 medium onion, finely diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
    4 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
    1 (28-ounce) can whole San Marzano tomatoes in juice
    1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt
    1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
    1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon fresh mint, coarsely chopped

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Bread and Cheese “Meatballs”

Wow!  Meatballs without the meat and these actually sound (and look) good!

http://www.italianfoodforever.com/2013/06/bread-and-cheese-meatballs/

Ingredients:

Sauce:
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Small Onion, Peeled and Chopped

2 Garlic Cloves, Peeled and Minced

1 (26 Ounce Can Good Quality Chopped Tomatoes

1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Basil

Sea Salt and Pepper

Red Hot Pepper Flakes (optional)


Bread And Cheese Balls:
8.5 Ounces Grated Hard Cheese (see note above)

7 Ounces Stale Bread, Crusts Removed

1 Garlic Clove, Peeled

5 Large Eggs

1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley Leaves

Pinch of Cracked Black Pepper

To Serve:
Grated Parmesan or Pecorino Cheese

Cheese Bread – Crescia

Mmmm … bread.  With cheese AND this recipe comes with a video!  🙂

http://www.ciaoitalia.com/seasons/12/1218/cheese-bread

1 3/4 cups warm water (110 F)
1 tablespoon active dried yeast
7 large eggs at room temperature
1/2 cup Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup grated Pecorino cheese
7 to 8 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups (8 ounces) diced mozzarella cheese
1 cup (5 ounces) diced Provolone cheese