You can’t go to Italy and not talk about the food. Following my trip with Canvas this Summer to the Camping Village Portofelice, Caorle near Venice I sampled many, many culinary delights, either at the restaurant on site or at the nearby village. I think two dishes that stood out to me was the Chilli and Garlic Pasta, and the Pizza Fritta which is a traditional pizza that is fried in a pan. Both delicious, packed full of flavour and simple to recreate at home. Alongside those I can’t not talk about the desserts which were also crazy good, and the gelato was to die for. There seemed to be quite a lot of traditional desserts, and these was often flavours of the gelato, a firm favourite with me and the girls to finish off a meal.
One thing you couldn’t fail to notice was that Nutella was everywhere. I had no idea that Nutella originated in Italy! I decided to make a dessert using Nutella, and I shared that with you yesterday, today I thought I would recreate my favourite pasta dish at home, which is something I love to do. Its all part of bringing that holiday home don’t you think?
First up Chilli and Garlic Pasta -this serves 4 large size portions
- 500g spaghetti
- 3 fresh red chillies
- 3 garlic cloves
- 8 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and add the spaghetti. Cook until the spaghetti is al dente.
Finely chop the chillies and the garlic.
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Cook the garlic and chillies gently for a few minutes in the oil, over a medium heat.
Drain the spaghetti and add to the frying pan, make sure you mix well so that all of the spaghetti is coated.
Sprinkle the spaghetti with the parsley, Parmesan (or if you are vegetarian a veggie Italian hard cheese) and season with salt, pepper and serve.
Italy on a plate right there!
I had such a great time in Italy, and I can’t recommend holidaying with Canvas enough. Here is a great and comprehensive review of the site I stayed at care of my partner in crime on this holiday Kate.