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Recipes: 3 Prodigious Ways to Use Salami

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Bask in the delights of homemade Italian gourmet food this year with healthy Italian meat and seafood options. Enjoy hearty specialty food, rich in Italian herbs and their taste-bud wagging flavors using Italian seasonings and salami!

Here are a few easy yet prodigious ways to use salami in preparing gastronomic Italian cuisines using protein-packed salami:



1. Salami Angel Hair


Ingredients: 

  • Extra virgin olive oil (1/4 cup)
  • Angel hair (1 ½ pounds)
  • Italian salami (3/4 pounds, sliced)
  • Egg yolks (6, large)
  • Pecorino cheese (1/2 cup, grated)
  • Ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Kosher salt (to taste)

Directions: 

  • In a large, deep pan, warm up 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add the salami and cook 10 minutes per side. Make sure the salami is tender.
  • In another pot, boil the angel hair according to the instructions on the label or until al dente for an authentic Italian gourmet meal. Reserve ½ a cup of pasta water.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk cheese, leftover olive oil and egg yolks.
  • Add ½ cup of pasta water and the boiled pasta to the salami and cook on mild heat for about 2 minutes. Add Italian seasonings according to taste.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and add the egg mixture. Mix. Serve with a basil garnishing



2. Linguini with Clams and Salami


Ingredients:

  • Linguine (3/4 pounds)
  • Garlic cloves (2, sliced)
  • Extra virgin olive oil (3 tbsp)
  • Red pepper (1/4 tsp, crushed)
  • White wine (1/2 cup, dried)
  • Clams (30, scrubbed)
  • Salami (3 ounces, sliced)
  • Parsley (1/2 cup, chopped)
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Italian seasonings (1 tbsp or to taste)

Directions: 

  • Boil water in a deep pot. Add salt and linguine according to the instructions on the label or until al dente.
  • In another deep and large skillet, warm up the olive oil. Sauté the garlic until golden brown for around 3 minutes on mild heat. Add clams, wine and red pepper. Bring to a sizzle then cover it for 5 minutes and let it cook.
  • Add linguine to the clam sauce. Toss in the parsley and Italian herbs. Mix well.

Serve with a side of fresh garlic bread for an authentic Italian cuisine.


3. Salami, Potato and Cheese Frittata 

Ingredients: 

  • Potatoes (1 ½ pound, boiled or baked, peeled)
  • Salami (3 ounces, hard and sliced salami)
  • Parmesan (1/4 cup, grated)
  • Goat cheese (1/4 pound)
  • Eggs (8, large)
  • Butter (1 tbsp)
  • Extra virgin olive oil (2 tbsp)
  • Sea salt (1/4 tsp)
  • Ground pepper (1/8 tsp)
  • Italian herbs (to taste)

Directions: 

  • Heat 1 tbsp of olive in a nonstick oven-friendly frying pan. Add salt and potatoes and sauté for 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool.
  • In a bowl, whisk eggs, parmesan, pepper and salt. You can add Italian herbs as well. Then mix in the salami and potatoes as well.
  • In the pan, add butter and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Pour in the egg mix and set heat to low. Add goat cheese and let it cook for around 10 minutes.
  • In a pre-heated broiler, add frittata until the eggs are set. Loosen up the frittata with a wooden spatula and slide onto a plate.

Slice it up and serve with garlic sauce. 

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