Cooking With Squid Ink In Venice

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Our six week Journey Through Italy continues through the green hills of the northern country side and towards the blue coast of the Adriatic sea. This week we’re exploring the lush regions of Emilia-Romagna and Veneto with the authentic rustic flavours, fresh produce and striking colours typical of northern menus.

Discover squid ink in Venice

Gousto Venetian Risotto with Squid Ink & Pan-Fried Cod

Risòto col néro is a signature dish of Venetian cuisine. Its dramatic colouring reflects the culture of the city and its relationship with the sea. The squid ink gives it a deliciously subtle flavour, perfectly paired with delicate flaky cod and zingy lemon.

“Despite its striking appearance, squid ink is mild in taste and adds a subtle seafood flavour to the risotto.” Jordan, Gousto Chef

To discover this ingredient for yourself, look out for Venetian Risotto with Squid Ink & Pan-Fried Cod on this week’s menu.

Savour butternut squash & sage in Emilia-Romagna

Gousto Butternut Squash & Sage Lasagne

This classic combo of squash and sage hails from the sunny plains of Emilia-Romagna and is the star of the show in this dish. Roasting the butternut squash intensifies its sweetness, which cuts through the rich, creamy, cheesy goodness of the lasagne. Just sit back and relax while the oven does its work.

“The flavours of sweet squash and fragrant sage are famed throughout the region – for good reason!” Jordan, Gousto Chef

Fill your kitchen with the aroma of fresh sage and roasted butternut squash by adding Butternut Squash & Sage Lasagne to your Gousto box this week.

Learn to make chicken scaloppine in Veneto

Gousto Venetian Chicken Scaloppine with Green Beans

Scaloppine is a classic Italian dish where thin pieces of chicken, veal or beef are coated in flour and sautéed until golden. In this recipe, you’ll be topping chicken breasts with a buttery lemon and caper sauce, to be served alongside crunchy roast potatoes and fresh green beans, or fagiolini.

“Bashing the chicken breast makes it incredibly tender and increases the surface area, meaning more opportunity for a crispy, golden crust!” Jordan, Gousto Chef

Add Venetian Chicken Scaloppine with Green Beans to your box and get everything you need to make your own chicken scaloppine at home.


Find out more about our exciting new range of 15 recipes over 6 weeks on our Journey Through Italy.


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