Calabria Recipes (13)

Browse our choice of traditional Italian recipes from the region of Calabria. Start with our suggestions below and remember they may be spicy.

Fruit liqueur recipe from Calabria

Published in Calabria Recipes

Dreaming of the summer and an empty beach, try making this after dinner five fruit liqueur at home.

The recipe has been taken from 'Calabria a Tavola' by Ferretti and Serra.

ingredients

For 1 liter: 2 lemons, 2 oranges, 1 medium sized citron, 2 limes, 4 mandarins, half liter alcohol at 90° proof, half liter water, 300g sugar.

Last modified on 19 December 2012

Maccheroni pasta with 'nduja and bacon

Published in Calabria Recipes

This pasta recipe is only for people who enjoy spicy food and chilli peppers. In fact, the pasta sauce is made with tomatoes and the calabrese 'nduja salami. It is a winter dish, very savory. rustic and perfect for a quick lunch accompanied with good Cirò red wine.

ingredients

maccheroni pasta, 'nduja salami (a spoon or two), bacon, onion, 1 tinned tomatoes, parmesan cheese or pecorino cheese, olive oil, salt

Last modified on 19 December 2012

Calabria peperonata recipe

Published in Calabria Recipes

This simple Mediterranean recipe is taken from a very old tourism brochure produced by the Regione Calabria.

Peperonata is by no means limited to the region and here in Rome bundles of the raw ingredients for the dish can be bought at local markets.

It's a real filling and nutritious dish and could not be simpler to prepare.

ingredients

red and yellow peppers, tomatoes, onion, extra virgin olive oil.

Last modified on 18 May 2012

Soppressata Salumi

Published in Calabria Recipes

Buon Giorno, Vi volevo domandare se mi potete inviare una ricetta per fare la soppressata e salsiccia Calabrese. La buona anima di mio Papá, era Calabrese ( di Regio Calabria) e faceva soppresata e salciccia a casa e dice mia mamma che Papá metteva 27 o 28 grami di sale per Kilo di carne di maiale, pero il pepe nero intero, pepe nero maccinato e il pepe rosso secco, lo metteva dice mamma a occhio, senza pesando. Io vorrei fare a casa la soppressata e salciccia tipo Calabrese e vorrei pesare esatto tutti gli ingredienti. vi ringrazio, mi scusi se non ho scritto molto bene Italiano. Ciao e grazie, Viva La Italia. Jim L.

To make this recipe please refer first to our Calabrian salumi page.

ingredients

To make your own DOP Soppressata di Calabria first ensure that the pork used is from the shoulder and thigh of pigs weighing more than 150kg. The meat should be cut into (not too fine) pieces.

Last modified on 18 May 2012

Swordfish recipe from Calabria

Published in Calabria Recipes

This swordfish recipe is taken from a very old tourism brochure produced by the Regione Calabria.

Last modified on 11 June 2011

pasta alla calabrese recipe - Calabrian pasta first course

Published in Calabria Recipes

The classic Mediterrarnean and Calabrian first course with sardines, black olives and capers.

Last modified on 28 February 2011

Vermicelli breadcrumbs recipe from Calabria

Published in Calabria Recipes

Very easy, very quick, very tasty. Taken from 'Calabria a Tavola' by Ferretti and Serra.

Last modified on 28 February 2011

Spiedino Calabrese or Calabria kebabs

Published in Calabria Recipes

How do you make Calabrian kebabs? Try this recipe for 'Spiedino Calabrese'.

Last modified on 28 February 2011

timballo calabrese

Published in Calabria Recipes

You may remember the film 'The Big Night' by Stanley Tucci not so long ago.

For many the star of the show was a huge timballo; the center piece of the big meal itself.

Here is a Calabrian version.

Last modified on 28 February 2011

mostaccioli biscuit recipe from Calabria

Published in Calabria Recipes

This biscuit was originally of Arab origin and was originally made in those locations of the region where the Albanian community settled.

Now it is found across Calabria where local traditions are still alive.

Last modified on 28 February 2011

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