We'd defy anyone to say they don't like Italian food! Delia's recipes cover everything from a dazzling array of pasta dishes through to pizza and such classics as Veal Milanese, Beef in Barolo and Chicken Cacciatora, a recipe that's become a firm favourite at Delia Online.
This very quick supper dish for two (or starter for four) has the luxurious addition of smoked salmon and a very moreish wine and creme fraiche sauce. Sure to become a favourite!
Plenty of vegetables and the addition of pasta make this an immensely satisfying and filling soup that costs very little but is definitely in the luxury class! Enjoy it with crusty bread.
Roasting tomatoes results in a soup that's packed with intense flavour, while the addition of basil brings out the very best in this Mediterranean ingredient.
We all know that pulses are a brilliant source of fibre and protein, so if you want to up your intake, this soup is just one way of doing so. The cannellini beans give the soup a creamy texture and the flavour is out of this world!
Although risotto is usually savoury, think rice pudding and you'll get the point of this lovely, unusual chocolate dessert.
Just as the Spanish have tortilla, the Italians enjoy frittata, cooked slowly to keep the eggs moist. Here, Delia has used melting cheese and a mixture of mushrooms for a wonderful vegetarian dish.
Make these the day before you want to eat them: creamy, luxurious and so special, these lovely low-fat cheesecakes are the perfect treat for dieters!
This stylish, simple and very Italian starter was first enjoyed by Delia at Le Caprice in London. San Daniele is the king of Italian ham - seek it out at an Italian deli or buy online; if you can't find it, use Parma ham instead.
Creamy mascarpone, luscious caramel, crunchy hazelnuts: this is a truly memorable dessert combining very special flavours and textures.
Fish and spinach go remarkably well together and nowhere better than in this luscious supper dish, full of creamy cheese sauce, herbs and fish topped with Parmesan breadcrumbs.
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