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Italian Main Course

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Kayzr Mon 05-Oct-09 16:49:58

We're having my Mum and her DP over for dinner soon. The last time they came we did Indian so this time we are doing Italian.

For a starter we are doing Antipasti so lots of salami, parma ham etc.

Either doing Tiramisu or Limoncello for pudding.

But not sure for a main. I think spag bol, carbonara or lasange is just a bit too boring and predictable.

Not keen on fish but will eat most other stuff.

Any ideas welcomed!!

Zebra33 Mon 05-Oct-09 19:39:20

How about this:

Have tried it & it's fab!

janeite Mon 05-Oct-09 19:41:05

Asparagus risotto? I like it stuffed into roasted red peppers and sereved with 'posh' salad leaves with a balsamic glaze. You could do roasted shallots too.

minervaitalica Tue 06-Oct-09 14:52:19

In season now:

- Pumpkin and rosemary risotto
- Pumpkin gnocchi with butter and sage or with grated smoked ricotta
- Chestnut flour savoury pancakes with cheese
- Gnocchi alla parigina with mushroom sauce
- Wild Mushrooms stew with polenta
- Brasato al barolo/barbera (beef stewed in red wine)
- Veal and pork meatballs with parsley and truffle paste (truffle is optional and you can use beef)
- Roast guinea fowl with juniper and rosemary.

I am a Northern Italian, so my ideas are biased that way...

Do you really want to give them just liqueur for pudding? grin

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