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Frieda 09-20-2007 07:16 PM

hey! it's been midnight--

what's YOUR favorite pasta recipe?

yes YOURS!

brightpearl 09-20-2007 07:27 PM

oh oh oh
I love pasta. Too hard to choose a fave, but this is one of my faves, and I'm posting it because it's unusual.

5 c kale, braised in a little olive oil, fresh garlic, and a bit of vegetable broth
Juice and zest of one lemon
can of white beans, rinsed
1/2 c good parmesan, asiago, etc.
enough pasta for 3 -- I like capellini for this

Just braise up the kale, add the lemon, zest, beans, cheese, and around 1/2 c of broth total, toss with the pasta. Sometimes I add a T or two of cream cheese to the broth. Don't let it simmer much after you add the parmesan, or it'll get all stringy on you.

Relish 09-21-2007 12:37 AM

Issie Blow sure did. Dang, woman!


Stephi_B 09-21-2007 06:03 AM

Currently the one I discovered Bella Sicilia:

Pesto Trapanese

2 garlic cloves
3/4 cup slivered blanched almonds (3 oz)
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tomatoes (1/2 lb total), peeled (see cooks' note, below), quartered, and seeded
1 oz finely grated Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano (1/2 cup)
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes (6 oz), halved
1 lb spaghetti
Garnish: fresh basil leaves

Purée garlic, almonds, basil, salt, and pepper in a food processor until almonds are coarsely ground. Add quartered tomatoes and cheese to purée and process until mixture is fairly smooth. With motor running, add oil in a stream and blend until incorporated. Transfer pesto to a large bowl and stir in grape tomatoes.
Cook spaghetti in a 6- to 8-quart pot of boiling salted water , uncovered, until just al dente. Drain pasta and toss with sauce. Serve immediately.

Personally I favour spinach ribbon noodles to go with it instead of spaghetti cos of the optic effect... but this pesto is THAT good (particularly the one they make in La Prima Dea in Erice :D + they have the loveliest waitress of the world :)) that anything noodle-like goes with it.


A pity I missed the hat question... *whisper wisper* Yes, I can wear them ;)

skip intro 09-21-2007 06:20 AM

where's the meat?


trisherina 09-21-2007 09:38 AM

That can be tomorrow's question.

T.I.P. 09-21-2007 09:51 AM

i think my current favorite is plain old Arrabiata pasta - Garlic, red pepper flakes, basil, prasley, oregano, tomato sauce and olive oil.


Hyakujo's Fox 09-21-2007 10:00 AM

Somewhere in the Cinque Terre there was a once in a lifetime gnocchi pesto.

brightpearl 09-21-2007 10:06 AM

I think my longest-term favorite is puttanesca. I'm a sucker for olives.

I used to eat at a tiny little place that had the best...just the right spicy, lots of green and black olives. I'm not sure if it was authentically Italian as the owner was from Pensacola, but like most things with similar etymological origins, it's probably most enjoyable if you don't think about where it's been.

zero 09-22-2007 07:29 AM

¿ question of the day ? for saturday 22nd september

Originally Posted by skip intro
where's the meat?


Originally Posted by trisherina
That can be tomorrow's question.

¿ where's the meat ?

Hyakujo's Fox 09-22-2007 08:10 AM




zero 09-22-2007 08:32 AM

^"sentient meat" :D thank you hFoxes yours answer to ¿ question of the day ? lol'd me

......o look! now here's little moby come to sing to us!

♪people they come together, people they fall apart
no one can stop us now, 'cause we are all made of meat♪

trisherina 09-22-2007 11:54 AM

Nicely aged meat

auntie aubrey 09-22-2007 01:10 PM

the obvious answer

is wendy's.

brightpearl 09-23-2007 07:56 AM

can you roll your tongue?

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