This is a versatile creamy white sauce that is used in a variety of different Italian dishes or can be used as a base for other sauces. One of our Sicilian chefs, Genni showed us how to make it because she used it in the Eggplant Doublets dish she prepared for us. Genni added Parmesan Cheese, you can use other flavors or make it plain, it all depends how you're planning to use it.
100g / 3.5 oz flour
100g / 3.5 oz butter
1 liter / 33 fl oz milk
100g / 3.5 oz Parmesan Cheese (optional)
Sea Salt (to taste)
1. Put a saucepan on the stove at medium heat and gently melt the butter (don’t let it get too hot or turn golden).
2. When it is completely melted, add the milk slowly and add the flour a little at a time, mixing all the ingredients evenly.
3. Keep stirring or whisking constantly to make sure no lumps form.
4. When all the flour has dissolved, add the cheese slowly (if your recipe calls for it - this is optional).
5. Keep stirring until the sauce reaches your desired consistency.
This is a recipe that was shared by one of our loyal Papa Vince customers. They joined us on our Olive Harvest Tour in Sicily last year and came back with a love in their hearts for Sicily and all things Papa Vince.
We love our customers to share their healthy recipe ideas with us and we can't wait to try this dish ourselves, what better combination than chicken, spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms.
We met Teresa in Messina who invited us into her beautiful Italian home & showed us how to make some of her favorite family recipes. This Linguine recipe is one that she started making just to get creative in the kitchen. The combination of the anchovies and the omega 9 fatty acids in the Extra Virgin Olive Oil make this a health boosting recipe. If you're concerned about the linguine and want a more nutritious option, why not use Papa Vince Tumminia Pasta which is made with ancient grain and contains 6 times more fiber than regular pasta.