I didn't expect to actually eat pasta TWICE in one day, but last night I made this very tasty dish inspired by the back cover of the latest issue of Fine Cooking .
Naturally I changed things up a bit...I left out the proscuitto because I made this as a side dish for some salmon that I purchased before the brilliant plan to cook pasta every day this week. I didn't like that recipe as much as I thought I would, so...no sharing here. I think it would have worked better if I just roasted it with tons of herbs & spritzed with some lemon juice.
Although I was in a grocery store, I forgot to buy some grape tomatoes...oh well. That actually inspired me to make this more Mediterranean (at least to me) using preserved lemons, more of those tasty sun dried olives I seem to be addicted to, sun dried tomatoes in olive oil - I like them better than dry dried. Is that a real term, or did I just make it up? You know what I mean.
In my normal world, I would see this as a summer dish. Of course then I would be whining that it's too hot to boil a huge pot of water or heat my oven, so perhaps it really is perfect on a cold wintery day to at least bring the thought of summer to the table, or the fantasy that I'm heading off to the Mediterranean where it's warmer than here.
Mediterranean Inspired Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Sun Dried Tomatoes & Olives, Preserved Lemons & Arugula
(long enough title for you? but each ingredient is a star)
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