Just when I thought there could be no new pasta dishes for the Presto Pasta Night Roundups, the amazing PPNers find a way to astound me and get my own creative juices flowing. There are some combinations I'd never have thought of and many a twist to the standards we all know and love. Check them out....
Truffles of What's on my Plate was really eager to share this perfect marriage - French Bistro & Italian Pasta. It's Coq au Vin Pasta and delicious. She sent in her entry last Sunday!
Sra from When My Soup Came Alive is a first time PPN'er and not only is it her first (of many I hope) visits, but it's also the first Indian style pasta dish in 14 weeks. And it's also a culinary crossover, as she calls it - Indian cousous tagine...I can't wait to try it.
Jenn, the Leftover Queen also joins us for the first time. Welcome! She brings this gorgeous classic lasagna to the table.
Glenna over at A Fridge Full of Food just had knee surgery, so everybody please wish her a speedy recovery. She knows that even hurting and stressed, the best comfort food is pasta. So here's her remedy for self-pampering - Ramen with Pad Thai Sauce.
Alisha of Cook, Craft, Enjoy is back, I'm happy to say, with this pretty and I know pretty tasty Farfalle with Herbs. I've made something similar and added shrimps to it. This one looks awesome just as it is.
Katie of Other People's Food is back with a mouth-watering Fettucine with Escarole & Brie (my favorite cheese, even if it isn't South Beach Diet friendly).
Myriam of Once Upon a Tart is back. She's been travelling (lucky her) and her way to deal with jet lag is this very simple Pasta Salad. Doesn't it look inviting?
Kevin of Closet Cooking really got to me this week...he made a Roasted Mushroom Pesto Pasta. I love mushrooms and this looks like a truly wonderful new pesto to try. Check it out.
Even with root canal, MRI's and long meetings, Chris of Mele Cotte managed this delicious looking Proscuitto & Cheese Ravioli. All I can say is...wow! and take it easy this weekend, my friend.
Tigerfish of Teczcape is back, I'm happy to say with this very perfect, robust dish - A Three B Parpadelle Ragout. Wait 'til you find out the secret "B".
Becke of Columbus Foodie, another PPN regular shares this interesting Short Rib Tagliatelle. I love short ribs, but would never have thought to pair them with pasta. Thanks for the idea.
The Italian Foodie was very pasta-busy this week. She's back with two delicious recipes. Lasagna Bolognese. (You can never have too many versions of lasagna as you will see from her post - check it out! )
Plus this lovely looking Orecchiette con Broccoli. Two very different moods, one happy me!
My younger daughter, Sharron is staying with my cousin, Arlene - a terrific cook, who doesn't have her own blog, but she often shares her delicious recipes with us. This one is from LCBO's Food & Drink magazine (she sends me copies because it's only available in Ontario - PITY! - although most of the recipes are accessible on line, how can I read it in bed or, even better, in the bath!). The pasta is based on Farfalle with Cherry Tomatoes, Peas, Fresh Mint & Feta. They used whole wheat fettucine (they're also on South Beach, Phase 2), bacon, instead of pancetta and left out the peas altogether.
Sharron's caption on the photo below was "we didn't like it". What do you think? And don't you just love Arlene's pasta plate!
Haalo of Cook (Almost) Anything , a fab PPN regular shares this positively spectacular looking Baked Smoked Cod & Fusilli. Winter is starting "Down Under" and this dish is perfect. Actually, it's technically Spring here in Nova Scotia, but chilly enough for this.
Sher of the fabulous What Did You Eat? came up with this oh-so-satisfying creation of Gemilli With Chicken Thigh Pasta Sauce with Herbs, Tomatoes, And White Wine Her only complaint...her honey ate the leftovers she was saving for breakfast, but can you blame him?
Paz of The Cooking Adventures of Chef Paz is back too. She shares this lovely Barefoot Contessa version of Farfalle (or as she and I call them - bow ties) and Broccoli. It's her first Ina Garten recipe, but I bet it won't be her last.
Newcomer to PPN is Helen of Fuss Free Flavours (so how could I NOT love her already). She shares a dish of my favorite ingredients: Anchovies, Chilies and Capers with Penne. I'm drooling just thinking about it.
Ulrike of Kuchenlatein, a frequent PPNer (I'm thrilled to say and apparently so are her sons who love pasta), shares this delicious looking dish of Tagliatelle with Mediterranean Meatballs. The photo has me drooling and heading to the kitchen for a snack.
Anh of Diary of a Novice Cook is back with this simple Bacon and Mushroom Pasta that reminds her of when she was a student. This dish looks great no matter what you do in "real" life.
And I finally got to have some real pasta myself this week - thank goodness for South Beach Dieting, Phase Two. I came up with this BBQ Spaghetti Diablo.
Special apologies to Marta...we went to the Annapolis Valley for Apple Blossom Festival - more about that in another post - and we just got back. Marta, the incredible Italian in the US is really adventurous - buying ingredients like Mogua - check her Japanese style Noodle Soup, it really is impressive.
Any I receive after Saturday afternoon will be part of next week's PPN Event. So don't forget to join in with the rest of us Presto Pasta Nighters. It's easy and fun. Remember that ALL noodles dishes count as pasta and "presto" (ready) or "lento" (slow) are perfect. Find out how right here. In the meantime...Happy Pasta Eating!!!
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