This is a recipe my old friend Steve (who is half italian) taught me well over 20 years ago. It’s a light and fresh pasta dish for a warm spring day’s lunch, foolproof to make with just a few ingredients and very delicious. Steve used “Farfalle” noodles which I didn’t have at hand but it tasted great anyway.
Spring Pasta Recipe
Miso Mushroom Pasta
This is a simple and easy, yet very delicious recipe for pasta with a rich and creamy miso and mushroom sauce. Perfectly suited for one of those busy weekday evenings when you can’t be arsed into elaborate cooking, ’cause it’s done in almost no time.
The text below makes it seem like a lot of work, while in reality it’s a done in an instant. I suppose it’s some sort of “fusion cuisine” 🙂 and it’s very aromatic. Try it yourself!
Creamy Pasta with Broccoli Recipe
A simple leftover-recycling dish for busy workday evenings. It’s using only a few ingredients and is thrown together in no-time. Nonetheless satisfying, yummy and filling dinner.
Here’s the recipe:
Ahh… the first mashup dish from the new kitchen that I call the “Chicken Tomatesca” – for shamelessly stealing and mixing ideas from several other dishes.
Chicken cubes with garlicky tomato sauce and pasta, not very difficult and very satisfying.
Well, and easily that single most ugly food photo I’ve ever taken… 🙂
Anchovi and Garlic Pasta
Very easy, yet yummy and filling. Just a few ingredients and only little effort make a tasty dinner:
Ingredients (yields 2):
Pasta for two
1 large shalllot
3 cloves garlic
6-8 anchovi fillets
Pinch of chili flakes (optional)
1/4 cup white wine
Salt and pepper to taste (only a little salt)
Rigatoni con Salsiccia
Somehow I didn’t have this dish for years and it was so delightful yesterday evening. Pasta with hearty italian salsiccia sausage, onions and a little garlic. Anyway, it’s easy to make and requires only a few ingredients:
This miso spaghetti recipe is both easy and delicious. Give it a try!
Tasty Bacon and Garlic Pasta
This is another thrown-together, absolutely non-traditional yet very tasty pasta recipe. It’s amazing what you can do in practically no time with simple ingredients and a little creativity:
Pasta Cooking for Dummies
These are my 5 commandments for cooking italian pasta that I’ve gathered over the last years and that have proven useful. It’s not that hard anyway but not everyone is a routined chef and I would have been happy if I had known some of these seemingly plain tips in the beginning.
These basic steps and fundamentals will hopefully help you nail it as much as they helped me 🙂
If you’re still pondering with pasta to cook, have a look at Jamie Oliver’s pasta shapes guide.
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