Local productsSunday 14 January 2018

Recipe of the Week: Polpettone alla Ligure

A traditional Ligurian dish, the vegetable mishmash is simple to prepare, with very balanced flavors and ingredients. Definitely a recipe to try, especially using vegetables in season

A traditional Ligurian dish, the vegetable mishmash is simple to prepare, with very balanced flavors and ingredients. Definitely a recipe to try, especially using vegetables in season.

In fact, this recipe uses Summer vegetables such as zucchini and green beans; one can modify according to the time of year and what is available – that is the beauty of traditional Ligurian cuisine, always based on fresh seasonal ingredients, hence very delicate and light.

Ingredients:

  • Vegetables: Green beans, Potatoes, Onions, Zucchini – for quantity one can choose according to personal tastes and availability
  • 2 eggs
  • Marjoram
  • Grated parmesan
  • Bread crumbs
  • Extra-virgin olive oil

Directions:

Boil the potatoes, zucchini, green beans, and onions.

Chop all vegetables but the potatoes which need to be mashed.

Mix well and add 2 eggs, extra-virgin olive oil, marjoram, salt and pepper to taste; if the mixture is too liquid, then add a bit of bread crumbs for consistency.

Spread the mixture with a fork on a oiled pan and sprinkle the top with bread crumbs and grated parmesan.

Bake in the oven at 200°C for about 30 minutes.

Enjoy warm, perfectly paired with a glass of Western Liguria’s Vermentino

 

We thank Roberto Sole’s grandmother for this excellent traditional recipe

Deborah Bellotti

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