Paccheri alla finanziera, con crema di patate al lime e radicchio confit

Paccheri and finanziera, with lime potato puree and radicchio confit

Preparing a delicious and rich financier is like a work of art: it requires time, a minimum of skills, passion and care in execution.

Ingredients for 4 people
  • 500 g PGI Gragnano Paccheri
  • 200 g Mixed offal (sweetbreads, cockscomb, veins, brain, kidneys, stomachs, tongue)
  • 40 g Chopped lean beef
  • 10 g PDO Parmesan cheese
  • 10 g Breadcrumbs
  • 50 g Veal
  • jus1/2 Glass of white wine
  • 100 g Potatoes
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Shallot
  • 50 g Butter
  • to taste Vegetables stock
  • 30 g Cream
  • 20 g Tomatoes
  • 2 Sprigs of thyme
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • to taste EVO oil
  • to taste Salt and pepper


  1. Start by preparing the frock coat by cleaning and washing all the offal very well, then cut them into 1 cm brunoises on each side.
    Mix the minced beef pulp with Parmesan and breadcrumbs, form some meatballs, and flour the offal and the meatballs. Sauté in a non-stick pan with a little extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, then blend with the white wine.
  2. Add the veal jus, a little stock and cook for 5 minutes, until everything is blended.
  3. In the meantime, in a separate saucepan, let the chopped shallots wither in a little oil, add the potatoes, first peeled and cut into slices, and lightly brown. Add salt, pepper and a little broth, and finish cooking by adding cream.
    Blend the potatoes until creamy, add a grated lime zest.
  4. Then blanch the tomatoes and peel the radicchio keeping the smallest central leaves (about 6 per person), cut them and blanch them, then peel them leaving one end of the peel attached and pass them for half an hour in the oven at 90° dry with oil , garlic, thyme and sugar. Also blanch the radicchio in the pan and pass this too in the oven.
  5. Cook the Paccheri di Gragnano PGI in plenty of boiling salted water, drain and stuff with the warm financier. Distribute the lime creamed potatoes on a serving plate, the paccheri stuffed with the financier, the radicchio and the cherry tomatoes. Complete with a little more veal jus and serve.

Preparing a delicious finanziera is not only a memorable experience, but also an opportunity to explore the regional flavors of Italy and one that will leave you and your guests in awe!

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