I assumed it is likely to be enjoyable to cook dinner some recipes collectively this yr. Recipes which can be new to me, and sure new to you as properly. I maintain an ongoing checklist of recipes I wish to strive from cookbooks, magazines, web sites, and e-books, and this Pasta with Etruscan Sauce has been on the prime of it for some time. I noticed it whereas watching Vicky Bennison’s Pasta Grannies sequence on You Tube. It was the sauce within the video with nonna Luigina at La Vialla, an Agriturismo close to Arezzo, Italy that acquired me. A fast puree of sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, parsley, and garlic, is tossed with pasta. It is quick, robust, adaptable, and would not disappoint.
The Pasta Grannies video demonstrates how you can make a home made pici pasta to serve with the Etruscan sauce. You probably have the time and inclination, by all means make the pici! It is one in all my favourite pasta shapes, simple to do even when you’ve by no means tried making contemporary pasta earlier than. That mentioned, I used to be a bit pinched for time after I cooked this and reached for a field of ruffled radiatori pasta as an alternative. The Etruscan sauce acquired splendidly caught up in all of the ridges and curves, and there have been no regrets. When you’re Italian, and upset about my pasta alternative, I apologize prematurely. It may not be “proper” but it surely positive was scrumptious.
I’ve watched my approach by a lot of the Pasta Grannies archive ( I really like all of them!), and was fortunate to fulfill the sequence creator, Vicky, when she got here to Los Angeles to advertise the Pasta Grannies cookbook at Now Serving. If you have not seen it but, maintain your eyes peeled. I am so impressed by these girls, and the ebook with its tales, is such a pleasant companion to the video sequence. When you’re extra of an Instagram particular person vs. You Tube, you can too discover Vicky & Pasta Grannies right here.
Again to the recipe – the sauce is a tapenade of kinds, it will get thinned out (a bit) if you add it to the pasta together with a bit with reserved pasta water. The way in which the recipe is written beneath, you will have quantity left over, so this is a fast brainstorm of different methods to make use of it.
For starters, it is a sauce that’s A+ slathered on all issues flat and bread-y or toasted – crostini, flatbreads, pizza, paratha, sandwiches, and many others. You may add a dollop to a bowl of beans, for a fast bean salad. I tossed a spoonful with some sturdy lettuces for a aspect salad at lunch, so good. And you will not be sorry when you pair it with pan-fried artichokes. Let me know another concepts you could have within the feedback.
Let’s Cook dinner!
I like the concept of taking this website again to its roots – cooking from inspiring recipes and cookbooks, classic & modern. In order that’s going to be the theme this yr. And, I feel it will be extra enjoyable if we cook dinner recipes collectively! If you find yourself making this pasta within the subsequent week or two, ship a notice, or tag a photograph or video on Instagram so I will see it (@heidijswanson // #101cookbooks) ! I will regram useful ideas, pictures, insights, concepts, and riffs we collectively give you. I will additionally posting some video clips in my “highlights” tomorrow, if you wish to see how Pasta with Etruscan Sauce got here collectively for me.
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