Quick and easy European main dish recipes

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Almond Crusted Stuffed Haddock with Shrimp in wine butter

Almond Crusted Stuffed Haddock with Shrimp in wine butter

A buttery wine sauce swimming around a white fish that has been stuffed with shrimp, bread crumbs, garlic, that…

Claudia lamascolo
Feb 2010
Professional
21 votes
5123 views
Locavore Squash & Italian Meatball Stir-Fry

Locavore Squash & Italian Meatball Stir-Fry

There is nothing better than wonderful summer veggies from my local farmer's market. Our small but wonderful…

Sherri Williams
Sep 2013
Advanced
17 votes
1062 views
Pasta with Garlic Breadcrumbs (Pasta con pangrattato)

Pasta with Garlic Breadcrumbs (Pasta con pangrattato)

This thrifty pasta dish is from an era when clever home cooks had to feed large families and meat and cheese…

kathy vegas
Feb 2010
Advanced
13 votes
3913 views
BBQ Pork Tenderloin - Spanish Style

BBQ Pork Tenderloin - Spanish Style

This dish is from south-eastern Spain where Moorish influences are still found in many dishes. The combination…

John Spottiswood
Jul 2010
Advanced
11 votes
3721 views
Simple Pasta with Garlic & Olive Oil

Simple Pasta with Garlic & Olive Oil

This is a classic recipe that is so simple to make but always delicious. You can serve this as a side dish to…

John Spottiswood
Dec 2012
Advanced
11 votes
7262 views
Spaetzle

Spaetzle

This is a simple and delicious recipe for Spaetzle. My friend Helmut normally does not add oil to his Spaetzle, but we did last night because it…

John Spottiswood
Aug 2011
Advanced
10 votes
939 views
Pork Souvlaki with Tzatziki

Pork Souvlaki with Tzatziki

It wasn't until I went to Greece that I tasted pork souvlaki (kebab). I'd had lamb souvlaki at greek restaurants and festivals in the US, but never…

John Spottiswood
Apr 2013
Advanced
10 votes
1179 views
Top SF Chronicle Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Sausage

Top SF Chronicle Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Sausage

Our good friend Linda Hansen saved this top recipe from the SF Chronicle in 2004 and it has become one of her…

John Spottiswood
Apr 2011
Advanced
10 votes
1329 views
CROCKPOT MEATBALL PARM

CROCKPOT MEATBALL PARM

There's nothing better then coming home after a long days work, to the smell of slow cooked meatballs and sauce! This recipe is quick to prepare,…

Cara Fernicola
Apr 2012
Advanced
11 votes
32587 views
Pasta with Spinach, Ricotta, Ham

Pasta with Spinach, Ricotta, Ham

This is one of our family staples. It is healthy and delicious! Two of our kids say it is their favorite…

John Spottiswood
Mar 2008
Advanced
10 votes
14337 views
Easy Mediterranean Chicken

Easy Mediterranean Chicken

This is a tasty, easy little marinade that takes minutes to prepare, and gives grilled chicken an awesome flavor. The lemon gives it a very nice…

GrillKing
Mar 2008
Intermediate
11 votes
15415 views
Pasta a risotto (Risotto-style Pasta)

Pasta a risotto (Risotto-style Pasta)

One of the guilty pleasures that I have never, up to now, revealed to a living soul is my penchant for…

Frank Fariello
Feb 2010
Advanced
8 votes
1683 views
Italian Shrimp Scampi

Italian Shrimp Scampi

This is an easy recipe that you can prepare in advance and bake right before dinner. It's truly delicious, if not exactly low fat. Make sure to…

Nancy Miyasaki
May 2009
Intermediate
8 votes
13883 views
Friccò di Agnello - Lamb Stew

Friccò di Agnello - Lamb Stew

Friccò di Agnello is a typical recipe of Umbria. The lamb stew is soft and perfumed. It's made with wine and vinegar, rosemary and sage and…

Tania Mattiello
Mar 2010
Intermediate
8 votes
471 views
St. Patrick's Day Salmon with Leeks

St. Patrick's Day Salmon with Leeks

This recipe was also adapted from Margaret Johnson, a great Irish American author and chef. The flavor of the…

John Spottiswood
Mar 2009
Advanced
8 votes
7208 views