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Without a doubt, summer is everyone’s favorite season. Summer has a delicious cooking season. Cozy winter meals are good but light and easy summer meals are just better. It’s summer in New England take advantage of the mood of the season and enjoy the summer kinds of food. Absorb it all now through Labor Day! This summer needs simplicity more than ever. The world feels so frazzled right now, and the notion of keeping meals as simple as can be is grounding me when not much else is.

Lobster Gnocchi

Pasta transforms with the seasons.  The base of gnocchi stays the same throughout the year but nothing like dressing it up with Lobster. Nothing like potato gnocchi it’s ingenious.  It results in fluffy-on-the-outside, tender lobster alongside dumplings Guanciale, roasted corn, sherry,  and lobster butter that is a wonderful base for a summery meal that’s packed with veggies. A feel-good meal that will keep you craving for more!

 

Tuscan Panzanella

Salads are a go-to thing to eat on hot and sticky summer days especially ones that lean on the abundance of colorful vegetables available right now. What makes this salad so good is the super-flavorful mix arugula, red onion, heirloom tomatoes, olives, caperberries, and white balsamic vinaigrette.

 

Tomato Risotto

Heirloom tomatoes are so juicy and sweet this time of the year. Confit baby tomatoes are glorious.  These tomatoes and parmesan transform the mix into the brightest, liveliest thing you can toss with risotto this summer. Added parmesan truly makes this a fast and fancy pasta you won’t be able to get enough of.

 

Cassarecci

Needless to say, this pasta is excellent.  Quick minimal effort meals = happy summer meals! Cassarecci is a thin twist pasta that holds sauce well. These noodles look a bit like little rolled-up scrolls. Casarecci, which literally means ‘homemade’,  was originally made by rolling small rectangles of dough around a thin wooden pin or metal rod, which Italians call a ‘ferro’. This pasta is served with creamy mushroom sauce, foraged mushrooms, English peas,  and parmesan.

 

It felt like warm, sunny summer days were never going to get here. And now they are,  time to change up your eating habits! Leave the cooking up to our sister restaurants! Dine at Strega Prime or Strega Waterfront today!

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