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A Roundup of Recipes We Repeated in 2022

Are you in need of a little inspiration in the kitchen?

At IMPASTIAMO we’re looking forward to another flavorful year in 2023, but here’s a look back at some of our favorite recipes from the past year. We’ve included links to the full recipes here, or you can head over to our recipes page for even more.

Something for the soul: Shrimp and Grits

Something to warm you up: Garlic Soup

Something to impress: Crunchy Flans with Asparagus, Shrimp and Orange

Something to toast: Calavera Cobbler (21+)

Something to bring to Bougie Brunch: Crepes with Pears

Something for the Vegetarians: Vegetarian Empanadas

Something low-maintenance: Fast Scallion Pancakes

Shrimp and Grits

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4
Level: Beginner
Tag: Soul Food

This recipe is hearty, cheesy, flavorful, warm: everything you could hope for in homemade soul food. We know there are those certain times when you’re in the mood for that perfect dish, which is why we come back to this recipe time and again. While it’s not as fast as making a packet of instant Ramen, the flavor pay-off is well worth it. The from-scratch shrimp stock combined with mouth-watering shrimp takes this dish to the next level. Warm your belly and warm your soul with one, beginner level dish.

Garlic Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4
Level: Beginner
Tag: Traditional

Garlic soup is having a moment online, due to its nutritional properties. Sure, a simple version can be great in certain instances, but we love this recipe because it’s so much more than you would expect from it. Much like Focaccia, many countries have their own version of this dish. This particular recipe is reminiscent of the one served at Meson de Candido, in Segovia Spain. Made from ingredients almost every kitchen already has, it produces an easy, rich soup that is perfect for cold days, sick days, or any other day in between.

Crunchy Flans with Asparagus, Shrimp and Orange

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4
Level: Intermediate
Tag: Seasonal

These flans are beautiful, sophisticated, and unexpected; the perfect companion to any function or at-home weekend. The blend of ricotta and mascarpone with citrus notes of the orange and lemon is a match made in heaven. Sure to impress, these little guys are the best sidekick you could ask for. Potluck at your office? Crunchy flans. Meeting the future in-laws? You guessed it. Let this recipe help you be the star of any show.

Calavera Cobbler

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: –
Serves: 1 cocktail
Level: Beginner

This cocktail doesn’t waste time with complicated steps, you’re simply one mix away from a delicious drink to end your day or start your night! Perfectly refreshing, with a citrusy, cool, tang, you’ll understand why this drink has a permanent spot on our list of favorite drinks. Don’t forget to save 1 tablespoon of the Grand Marnier to make crepes!

Crepes with Pears

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Serves: 8
Level: Intermediate
Tag: Seasonal

Pancakes have a chic, older sister, and this is her. To really elevate your brunch game, look no further than these crepes with fresh pear conserve and homemade creme anglaise. This is an intermediate recipe, which requires a bit more time and attention to achieve the final result, which is more than worth it. Indulgent and oh-so delicious, these little guys are guaranteed an invite to every Bougie Brunch.

Vegetarian Empanadas

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4 People (makes 8-10 empanadas)
Level: Intermediate
Tag: Vegetarian

The beautiful thing about this recipe is how versatile the empanadas can be. To please a crowd, you can keep them vegetarian, or add in any mix of beans/ meat you prefer. And let’s not forget the star of the show here: the homemade Chimichurri sauce, that might just have you ditching the empanadas and going in with a spoon.

Fast Scallion Pancakes

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30
Serves: 4
Level: Beginner
Tag: Seasonal

This recipe has been adapted slightly from the most traditional scallion pancakes for the sake of convenience, but still brings the flavor that we know and love. These make an amazing side dish or can stand on their own as a delicious snack. Check out our website for plenty of amazing dishes to pair these alongside, such as these Lunar New Year Potstickers or this recipe for Shu Mei.


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