Authentic Italian Cooking

Horse meat

Horse meat divides people. There are those who love horses so much to consider them pets and will neve be able to consider the idea of having a piece of their meat in the pot. And there are those who eat it regularly for the habits of the place or family. Once, the breeding of horses for slaughter was widespread in Italy. Today this meat comes mostly from abroad.

  • Brasciole or meat rolls filled with pecorino and fat
  • Orecchiette with horse meatballs
  • Gnocchi with horse meat-sauce
  • Traditional recipe

    Horse meat cooking ideas

    We Italians use this kind of meat both in the north and south of the country.
    We have a large variety of recipes: grilled steaks, stew served with polenta, Apulian brasciole, raw meat dressed with lemon juice, salt and olive oil and so on ...
    Buon appetito!

    Traditional recipes

    Apulian Brasciole

    Apulian horse rolls

    This is and Apulian dish I knew thanks to my husband. In that region people are used to cook horse rolls in tomato sauce. So they can toss orecchiette for their Sunday lunch and then eat rolls as second course in the same meal or as main dish in the evening.