All posts tagged: Pasta

Baked Pasta with Creamy Peas, Chicken and Prosciutto

Baked Pasta with Creamy Peas, Chicken and Prosciutto

This is an easy, breezy sort of recipe that is cozy and familiar as an old pair of jeans. Classic comfort food full of kid-approved flavors and ingredients, making it perfect for a family meal. I used Gemelli (Italian for “twins”) noodles for this recipe. They are corkscrew-shaped, resembling two thick strands of spaghetti twisted […]

Pasta with Smoked Sardines and Lemon

This was one of those unintendedly successful dinners. I had planned to make a nice homemade corn chowder, however that takes time. Yes, the kind with real corn and soaked black beans. The no shortcuts kinda corn chowder. And actually the kind of chowder, sans the chowder, since what defines chowder is that’s it’s actually […]

Orzo Risotto with Peas, Prosciutto and Pine Nuts

To my relief a great family meal. One child wants rice, the other noodles. What to do? Okay, peas are a hit. Bacon too. I don’t like bacon, but I love prosciutto. Okay. Solution. Orzo. Abundant in Greece. Risotto too. Aahh relief. Orzo risotto. Yes, a family vacation with culinary possibilities despite only have 3 […]

Spaghetti with Anchovies (Spaghetti con Acciughe)

This dish tastes like it came directly from the Mediterranean. Literally. Yes, anchovies are harvested in the Mediterranean (and North Atlantic). I love anchovies, and I must say they are quite subtle in this dish, but my German boyfriend was confused by that unidentifiable sea-like flavor. I didn’t tell him beforehand. Yes, good strategy. I […]

Spaghetti with Pesto, Arugula, Prawns & Cherry Tomatoes

A simple pesto with spaghetti is delicious topped with fresh arugula, plump cherry tomatoes and juicy prawns. This is great stand back and throw pasta that is easy and quick to make – perfect for a midweek meal. If you are squeezed for time, feel free to pick up a jar of your favorite pesto […]

Spaghetti Carbonara with Pancetta & Prosciutto

Quality ingredients play a very important role in the success of a good Spaghetti Carbonara. Foremost the eggs: use farm fresh eggs from free range grass-fed chickens. These eggs will give you fatty orange yolks with an amazing depth of flavor needed for an incredible tasting carbonara. For the pasta to keep its creaminess the […]