Cima Nonna Style
We just had a long weekend, so we took advantage to go to Northern California and visit my mom. My son loves to see her and the two of them enjoys watering the garden, picking the vegetables that we will have to eat at for lunch or dinner. Picking fresh fruits from the trees of oranges, apples, pears, peaches. As of last summer she also has added a few chickens to the mix. Needless to say, she seldom purchases fruits and vegetables at the grocery stores.
This time during our short visit she prepared a couple of my favorite dishes and I was lucky that she decided to part way with the recipe. Happy Me!!! She prepared Cima for me. Love it and so easy to prepare. Of course with any recipes that is passed down from generation to generations the are no measured ingredients, but you use a little of this, a little of that and the other. I have tried to be as accurate as possible to the perfect amount used. On the recipe we made with my mom we forgot the carrot in the middle of the Cima, so there will be not show on the below picture.
My grandmother used to make “ Cima alla Genovese”. similar ingredients, however cooked in water with vegetables. That will be my attempt soon, but for now I am sharing my mom’s recipe.
Cima “Nonna” Style
Fresh Fruit Cocktail