Entries Tagged as 'pasta'

riffing off of ruhlman

August 5th, 2010 · 27 Comments

the joke goes something like this: when it’s summer in nashville you need to lock your car doors when you go anywhere otherwise when you come back there will be a bushel of zucchini on your passenger seat. and THEN what would you do? because sometimes zucchinis and yellow squash can be a little perplexing, […]

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Tags: pasta · vegetables

pan seared scallops with saffroned fregola and roasted vegetables

February 5th, 2010 · 25 Comments

the scallops arrived at my door on a dreary winter’s morning, overnighted from catalina seafood in san diego. they were the huge dry diver scallops – 6 to a lb. and just as beautiful as i’d ever seen. i had decided upon another sardinian recipe by my new bff chef efisio farris (i’m currently on […]

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Tags: pasta · seafood

spicy spaghettini with sea urchin and tomatoes

January 31st, 2010 · 28 Comments

sea urchin. i’m enamored. and i have been for quite some time although it’s usually called uni and served to me over a slab of rice. well ok, not necessarily – at least not anymore. not since i had it served on a piece of lightly toasted bread, draped with the thinnest, barely warmed slice […]

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Tags: pasta · seafood · tomatoes

malloreddus with sheep’s milk ricotta and bottarga

January 17th, 2010 · 52 Comments

  in my ongoing hunt for new ways to prepare bottarga, by far one of my most favorite things to eat, i googled ‘bottarga and cream’ wondering what i might find. after all, one eats good caviar with creme fraiche so i felt i might be on to something. and once again the interwebs provided […]

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Tags: pasta

spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce and basil

September 27th, 2009 · 45 Comments

and if you think that sounds ordinary, then boy are you wrong. you’re even so wrong that you’ve got no idea just how wrong you really are. because this is scott conant’s recipe from scarpetta – and it is beyond wonderful. this plate of food along with a glass of something very worthwhile – and […]

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Tags: pasta · tomatoes

simply pesto

July 23rd, 2009 · 32 Comments

when you make something that has only 4 ingredients, that all get crushed together, with no heat applied whatsoever, what can possibly make your dish stand apart? using pesto in your cooking, if only on occasion – is pretty much obligatory. it’s a flavor bomb. a crowd pleaser. pesto works on nearly everything one might […]

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Tags: dessert · fish · pasta · pesto · tomatoes

spaghetti with burrata and other good things

June 26th, 2009 · 34 Comments

ok. this was good. as in very good. as in i won’t go all yoplait ad on you, but this was another definite do-over. and the sooner the better. i take very little credit as this plate of pasta was nothing more than a blend of: the latest post from rachel eats‘ blog, along with […]

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