Popular main dish recipes developed by Mario Batali include stuffed chicken thighs, black spaghetti with shrimp and Neapolitan meatballs. Easy dessert recipes by Mario Batali include semolina and lemon torta and his version of classic tiramisu.
Chicken thighs stuffed with fresh herbs such as basil, parsley and rosemary and cheese take 30 minutes to prepare and serve eight people. Boneless chicken thighs are stuffed with herbs combined with lemon zest, grated Parmesan and provolone cheeses. Kitchen string is used to tightly secure the chicken thighs, which are pan roasted until golden brown.
Black spaghetti with shrimp and chorizo is an intriguing dish that combines 1 pound of black spaghetti with half a cup ground chorizo sausage and 1 pound of rock shrimp. Onion, garlic, scallions and red pepper flakes add spice and flavor.
Neapolitan meatballs combine three-day old breadcrumbs with ground beef, pecorino cheese and traditional Italian spices. The addition of pine nuts to the meat mixture provides another layer of texture and flavor. Make the sauce for the meatballs by combining 2 cups of whole San Marzano tomatoes, dry red wine, olive oil and seasonings, and let it simmer for 15 minutes before adding the meatballs.
The semolina and lemon torta includes ingredients such as fine bread crumbs, ricotta cheese and Grand Marnier. Tiramisu ingredients include chocolate, espresso and mascarpone cheese.