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Recipes featured in NIGELLISSIMA

Aniseed Shortbread

Apricot & Almond Crostata

Baby Aubergines With Oregano & Red Onion

Back-To-Black Spaghetti

Beef Pizzaiola

Braised Broad Beans, Peas & Artichokes With Thyme & Mint

Broccoli With Lemon & Parmesan

BUTTERFLIED LEG OF LAMB WITH BAY LEAVES AND BALSAMIC VINEGAR

A roast, boned, butterflied leg of lamb is just about the easiest, speediest way to cook a joint of meat. Plus, you dispense with… Read on

Cannellini Beans With Rosemary

CAPPUCCINO PAVLOVA

I am inordinately proud of this, and am not ashamed to say so. I have long been a pava-holic but this is my first venture into a fruit-free… Read on

Cherry Tomatoes With Olives

Chicken Under A Brick

CHICKEN WITH TARRAGON SALSA VERDE

Tarragon, the gorgeously named “dragoncello”, is actually little used in Italy, despite the country’s immoderate… Read on

Chicken With Tomatoes & Peppers

Chilli Crab Risotto

Chilli Tomato Sauce

Chocolate Nougat Cookies

CHOCOLATE OLIVE OIL CAKE

Although I first came up with this recipe because I had someone coming for supper who - genuinely - couldn't eat wheat or dairy, it… Read on

Chocolate Pasta With Pecans & Caramel

CHOCOLATE SALAME

I’ve encountered quite a few versions of chocolate salame in Italy – coming to the conclusion that it’s really an… Read on

Chocolate Sauce

Cinnamon Almond Cake

Cod With Broccoli & Chilli

Coffee Panna Cotta

Crab Crostini

Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti

Curly-Edged Pasta With Lamb Ragu

Double Amaretto Semifreddo With Golden-Gleaming Sauce

EGGS IN PURGATORY

You don't actually need to have a hangover to enjoy this for breakfast (or anytime), but there is something about this easy and quick… Read on

Farro Risotto With Mushrooms

Fettuccine With Mushrooms, Marsala & Mascarpone

FIG AND OLIVE CHUTNEY

I often give homemade chutneys to Italian friends when I visit, as I’m proud of our traditional recipes and know that an English… Read on

Figs With Honey-Cream & Pistachios

Garlic Mushrooms With Chilli & Lemon

Gnocchi Gratin

Gorgonzola & Cannellini Dip With A Tricolore Flourish

Green Beans With Pistachio Pesto

Green Pasta With Blue Cheese

HEARTY WHOLEWHEAT PASTA WITH BRUSSELS SPROUTS, CHEESE AND POTATO

It is not quite normal to feel as joyous as I do when saying the words “Brussels sprouts”, but this recipe does not merely… Read on

Iced Berries With Limoncello White Chocolate Sauce

Instant Chocolate-Orange Mousse

Italian Apple Pie

Italian Breakfast Banana Bread

ITALIAN CHRISTMAS PUDDING CAKE

This recipe is my own but at the same time a conflation of a couple of Italian Christmas must-haves: the glorious, fruit-studded panettone… Read on

Italian Golden Lentils

Italian Roast Chicken With Peppers & Olives

ITALIAN ROAST CHICKEN WITH PEPPERS AND OLIVES

A roast chicken always feels celebratory; indeed, a roast chicken always is celebratory. The vibrantly coloured and intensely flavoured… Read on

Italian Roast Potatoes

Italian Tempura Prawns

Italian Traybake

Lamb Cutlets With Mint, Chilli & Golden Potatoes

Lamb Steaks With Anchovies & Thyme

LIQUORICE PUDDING

Liquorice is one of the signature tastes of Italy. As this is an ingredient that divides people viscerally, I've made it just for… Read on

Mascarpone & Ricotta Pancakes With Rum-Steeped Strawberries

Mascarpone Mash

MEATZZA

Of all the recipes in Nigellissima (and, of course, this statement is made prior to publication) this is the numero uno so far, in… Read on

MERINGUE GELATO CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE SAUCE

I found this recipe for one of the world's easiest but most delicious desserts in a rather fabulous book, by chef and "culinary philosopher"… Read on

Mini Macaroni Cheese All'Italiana

Mock Mash

MONKFISH WRAPPED IN ROSEMARY, LEMON & PARMA HAM

I am fully expecting a phone call from the 1980s asking for its menu back, but in my defence this is simple, superfast (to prepare)… Read on

Mountain Macaroni

NO-CHURN CHESTNUT ICE CREAM

In my view, there is no bad way to eat chestnuts, ever: my greatest – and exquisitely extravagant treat – is a marron… Read on

NUTELLA CHEESECAKE

I don’t know if I should apologise for this or boast about it. Either way, I feel you will thank me for it. The thing is, it’s… Read on

Nutella Panna Cotta

ONE-STEP NO-CHURN COFFEE ICE CREAM

I'm almost embarrassed at how easy this is but, as you will find out, simple though it is to make, its flavour is deep, complex and… Read on

Panettone French Toast

PANETTONE STUFFING SQUARES

I have written a recipe for panettone stuffing before: the sweet seasonal fruit bread was cubed, toasted and mixed with Italian sausage;… Read on

Pappardelle With Chestnuts & Pancetta

PARMESAN SHORTBREADS

This is an Italian-inspired recipe that comes to me from Australia via Brazil. To explain: a Brazilian friend, and the best cook I… Read on

Pasta & Lentils

Pasta Risotto With Peas & Pancetta

Pasta With Courgettes

Pasta With Mackerel, Marsala & Pine Nuts

Peas With Pancetta

Polenta Triangles With Chilli Tomato Sauce

Pork Belly Slices With Fennel Seeds & Chilli

Pork Chops With Fennel Seeds & Allspice

Pork Loin With Parma Ham & Oregano

Prawn Pasta Rosa

Prosciutto-Wrapped Grissini

QUICK CALABRIAN LASAGNE

I do realize that a dish that needs an hour in the oven, might not, at first glance, seem to qualify for the epithet "quick", but… Read on

Renaissance Salad

Roast Brussels Sprouts With Rosemary, Lemon & Pecorino

Roast Butternut With Sage & Pine Nuts

Roast Red Onions With Basil

Romanesco With Rosemary, Garlic, Lemon & Pecorino

Ruby-Red Plum & Amaretti Crumble

Saffron Orzotto

Sambuca Kisses

Sardinian Couscous With Clams

Sausages With Beans & Peppers

Savoy Cabbage With Potatoes, Fennel Seeds & Taleggio

Shortcut Sausage Meatballs

Sicilian Cauliflower Salad

SICILIAN PASTA WITH TOMATOES, GARLIC & ALMONDS

I like to use fusilli lunghi, which are like long golden ringlets (or, less poetically, telephone cords) but, if you can't find them,… Read on

Spaghetti Spice

Spaghetti With Tuna, Lemon & Rocket

Spaghettini With Lemon & Garlic Breadcrumbs

Spelt Spaghetti With Olives & Anchovies

Spinach Baked with Ricotta & Nutmeg

Squid & Prawns With Chilli & Marjoram

Squid Spaghetti

Struffoli

Tagliata For Two

TIRAMISINI

Some say, challenging more generally accepted ideas about the provenance, that tiramisu was invented in a casa chiusa (a house of… Read on

Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Basil, My Way

Tortelloni Minestrone

TURKEY BREAST STUFFED WITH ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND MARSALA-STEEPED CRANBERRIES

I know it might sound a bit of a faff, but take it from me that stuffing a whole double breast joint is very much easier than stuffing… Read on

Tuscan Fries

Tuscan Tuna Tartare

Vanilla Mousse With Berries & Pistachios

Vanilla Panna Cotta

Venetian Stew

YELLOW SPAGHETTI

Although this recipe does not itself issue from Italy, the inspiration is entirely Italian. One of my favourite things to eat is a… Read on

Yogurt Pot Cake

If there’s a family in Italy that doesn’t have a recipe for yogurt pot cake, then I’ve yet to meet them. And I love… Read on