It’s not the Queen we’re talking about here. It’s a double ‘g’ and ‘reggina’ actually refers to Reggio Calabria, that section of the Calabrian peninsula that looks straight across the narrow strip of sea known as the Strait of Messina to Sicily.
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Delicious cannellini beans are cooked in our spicy Ugly Tomato sauce with fresh sage and garlic and are fantastic as a side with steak or chicken.
We put a fiery twist on a traditional Chicken Parm with our Spicy Ugly Sauce and Tomato ‘Nduja.
Sfincione is smeared with a tomato sauce enhanced with pecorino cheese, onions and anchovy, along with olive oil and a handful of bread crumbs.
These North African meatballs are a lamb meatball made with spices commonly used in both Tunisia and Morocco. They’re easy enough to make for a tasty weeknight meal.
The secret to good, authentic chana masala is in the ingredients. Indian spices, good quality chickpeas, and really good quality tomatoes for the sauce. Each bite should be out of this world good!
This recipe calls for medium curry powder, but it’s flexible. If the one you have is mild or very spicy, adjust the heat level with more, or less, red pepper flakes.
Tomato 'Nduja is a spicy and spreadable meatless salami inspired by the traditional fiery pork spread from Calabria, Italy. You can find it at NYC Whole Foods. citysaucery.com sells it, as does Union Square Greenmarket.
stuffed eggplant is a staple dish in calabria, italy. once my parents would always cook up for us on sundays or special occasions.
soppressata, ricotta and tomato ‘nduja make a delicious bruschetta
Add 4 tablespoons to this cavatelli pasta
what’s with using penne, or ziti? In my understanding, a pastitsio should hold together more or less- like a lasagna. If we’re using short noodles, it’s just a great mess of a pasta bake
sartù is not an everyday dish—it involves several steps and take some considerable time and effort. Best to plan ahead.
This rice is incredibly easy to make and is ready to go in less than 30 minutes. All you need is a few simple ingredients and a large skillet to make this bold & flavorful side dish.
Moroccan lentil soup is hearty enough to be a main course.
Do you love minestrone? This favorite Italian soup is made with fresh seasonal vegetables, often with the addition of pasta or rice.
Salted cod, or baccala, is a traditional Italian ingredient. Sauté your salted fish with tomatoes, capers, olives, and lemon juice before roasting it in the oven until the tomatoes start to burst.
Dried and salted fish doesn’t sound like something to get too excited about. But if you ask an Italian about baccalà, or salted cod, you’ll see their eyes light up.
Think of this dish as something between a stew and a pasta sauce. It’s every bit as good as-is—with crusty bread, of course—as it is accompanying pasta (go with a short pasta
This Pasta e Fagioli recipe is comfort food at its finest, and truly my family’s favorite meal growing up.