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Cozze con aglio e peperoncino

chili mussels 2Cozze con aglio e peperoncino: Le cozze a Ponza sono spesso serviti in un semplice guazzetto, aglio e prezzemolo, ma da quando Ada ama il peperoncino, ne aggiungiamo anche noi un po’.

Anche se le cozze non crescono lungo le coste di Ponza, perché l’acqua è troppo pulita per loro, si pescano lungo le coste di Gaeta e di Formia dove sono molte apprezzate.

Ingredienti: per 2-4

  • 1 kg di cozze fresche, pulite accuratamente (scartare assolutamente quelle aperte)
  • 300 g di pomodori, pelati, senza semi e tritati
  • 1 grande spicchio d’aglio, intero
  • 1 peperoncino rosso, intero
  • 4 rametti di prezzemolo, tritato
  1. Fai aprire le cozze riscaldandole tra 3 – 5 minuti, senza acqua, in un tegame coperto.
  2. Conserva il liquido.
  3. In una padella separata, soffriggere l’aglio e il peperoncino a fuoco basso fino a quando l’aglio sarà leggermente dorato. Rimuovere ed eliminare l’aglio e il peperoncino.
  4. Aggiungere i pomodori per l’olio e cuocere a fuoco medio fino a quando i pomodori saranno pronti per fare una salsa. Circa 10 minuti.
  5. Aggiungere le cozze e il liquido di cottura con il prezzemolo e i pomodori.
  6. Coprire la padella e dare a tutto una buona scossa poi continuare la cottura per un minuto o due.
  7. Servire immediatamente con pane abbrustolito o crostini

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My name is Susie Evans-Ardovini and I created The Big Dream Factory. I was born in the UK and have been a chef and restauranteur for over 30 years. During this time I have also lived in France and Italy where I visited many beautiful places and met many wonderful people. I am particularly impressed with the Italian way of life and their approach to food. Many families work extremely hard to grow and produce their own salumi, cheese, wine and olive oil which means that they have a wealth of knowledge and experience, most of which has been handed down through countless generations. It is no different in the kitchen. Nearly all foods served at an Italian table have been gathered from someones garden or field, and is then served alongside homemade, pasta, gnocchi, and countless dishes that could not be recounted in this tiny space since each family's knowledge is unique ... well, you can only imagine. I have walked Rome, climbed to the top of the Vatican, seen Milan, Venice, the Cinque Terre, climbed mountains, walked The Path of the Gods, wandered the great city of Napoli, lived on the little Island of Ponza and gathered a pile of friends, family and photographs as well as invalueable experience along the way. I became a new immigrant to the U.S.A on December 15th, 2013. With the support of many great friends and a passion (bordering on obsession), I am here in search of the American Dream and to bring you the natural flavours and vibrant colours of Italy. All my pasta, gnocchi and biscotti are made by hand just as I saw Italians do in homes and good restaurants all over Italy, every day and sometimes, twice a day. I hope you enjoy my creations and invite you to share your comments, photographs and recipes with me on Facebook or Twitter. In return I of course, will share beautiful Italy with you.

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