One of the most popular foreign cuisines loved by Canadians is Italian dishes. Though these dishes have been made more accessible by Italian Canadians, some people have never had a taste of any Italian dishes. Here is a list of the best Italian dishes you will love to have a taste.
Pizza Margherita is a version of Pizza Napoletana said to be first created in the 18th century. It is a flatbread topped with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and extra virgin olive oil. Making a pizza is an art that very few have been able to master. Just a bite for the first time will certainly make you want it again and again.
Lasagna is a portion of traditional Italian comfort food made by alternating layers of pasta sheets, meat, sauce, and cheese.
This is a hearty, flavorful specialty that consists of veal shanks cooked slowly in white wine, meat broth, and vegetables and is finished with gremolata, a fresh seasoning made with lemon zest, garlic, and parsley.
The Italians didn’t invent the cream, but they have certainly perfected the process over the centuries. Gelato is the Italian version of regular ice cream, but unlike regular ice cream, it contains less fat, less air, and much more natural flavouring.
Panzanella is a healthy, delicious bread and tomato salad made with juicy, sun-ripened tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh basil, and leftover bread seasoned with olive oil and vinegar.
Focaccia is one of Italy’s most popular and delicious types of bread. It is typically made with a combination of soft and hard wheat flour, yeast, water, salt, and high-quality extra virgin olive oil. The bread can also be flavoured with herbs, as well as garlic, tomatoes, and basil.
This eggplant dish contains onions, celery, capers, and whatever vegetables people have in their kitchens. There is no standard recipe for caponata, as every house and restaurant has its version. So it is not uncommon to find olives, raisins, pine nuts, and even octopus in your caponata.
This rich, buttery artisanal cheese is made from mozzarella and fresh cream and is best served within 24 hours. It goes well with anything, from salads to pasta and sandwiches or spread on a slice of crusty bread.
These Italian dishes can be found in many Italian restaurants around Canada. Have a taste of them and come back for more.