Thursday, August 5, 2010

Presto Pasta Night #175

Wow, it's been a month since I've hosted a Presto Pasta Night Roundup, and probably that long since I've done any pasta cooking...I blame it on the move. Now that we're more settled, I can't wait to try out some of these knock-out dishes. Since it's been hectic around here, to say the least, I apologize in advance if I've omitted your entry...there are still 200+ emails in my inbox and I haven't even checked the spam folder to see if any slipped through the cracks and ended up there. Just send me the link again (it will now be on top of the pile) and I'll add it in.

Thanks everyone for some truly spectacular pastas....common theme seems to be "intriguing", but you be the judge...

First in was Spinach Tiger with an awesome treat - Handmade Tarragon Pasta with with Chanterelle Mushrooms. One was of the fresh pastas was actually done without the aid of a pasta machine! I could only upload one of her gorgeous photos, but check it out and see if you can figure out which is which.
Next in was a very exotic dish from Nic of Lemon & CheeseLinguine with Snails & Sorrel. Sounds awesome to me - lover of snails that I am, but definitely one I'll have to make when my Honey is away.
Kate of Naki-Kate made a perfect dish for me...I am willing to's a new to me anyway...Carrot Pesto Pasta. It's a great dish not only for new moms like Kate, but perfect for the rest of us too.
And yet another intriguing dish...Abalone Noodle Soup, from Ann of Pig Pig's Corner.
Tigerfish of Teczcape always brings something wonderful and new to the table and this week is no exception. Check out her Braised Chinese Noodles (and her secret ingredient).
My good friend Val of More Than Burnt Toast invites us to join her Eat Challenge, inspired by the movie Eat, Pray, Love and to entice us she made this gorgeous Spaghetti con le Cozze.
PiExperiment has been hunting for the perfect Hamburger Macaroni and it looks like she found it. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.
Janet of Taste Space, and recent PPN Host, shares this perfect Summer treat - Vegetable Pasta Salad with Lemon Basil Almond Pesto.
Johanna of Green Gourmet Giraffe comes up with yet another unusual dish...Mushroom & Rhubarb certainly is different. I'm willing to give it a try, what about you?
Katerina of Culinary Flavors took her son to the grocery store...great story and a great resulting pasta dish...Carbonara a La Vache Qui Rit.
Julie of Get Healthy Cheap, is a first time PPNer and not only shared a tasty dish of Spinach Artichoke Pasta, she busts the myth that fresh food is too expensive. Check out her comparison.
Catherine of Living the Gourmet, shares this lovely Escarole with Cannellini Beans & Macaroni.
Katie of Thyme for Cooking and a PPN regular had an extremely crazy day...and yet still managed to share a wonderful dish of Turkey & Green Bean Pasta Salad with an unexpected guest..and us, of course.
Margaret of Tea & Scones shares a glorious version of one of my favorite dishes - Shrimp fra Diablo with Spinach. The photos alone will have you drooling.
Gay, my favorite Scientist in the Kitchen made some very fancy pasta from scratch - hats off ! Check out this mouth-watering Home Made Ravioli with Red Sauce.
Theresa, The Food Hunters Guide always has sweet potato gnocchi in the pantry - a staple I'll have to add after reading the recipe for her Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Capers, Tomatoes, and Italian Sausage.
Julie of Blukats AKA Misadventures with Miso, has had some trouble with a computer virus, but she finally got around to sharing a great version of a wonderful favorite of mine...Pasta Shells with Cauliflower, Anchovies & Fried Croutons. Now let's all wish away any lingering viruses.
Ever try to recreate a favorite restaurant recipe from your past? Julie of Little Bit of Everything found hers - Cincinnati Chili or as Guy Fieri of Food Network fame calls it - weird spaghetti.

Added...I don't know how I missed it, but Claire of Chez Cayenne made an awesome Spaghetti with Arugula & Basil Pesto that has me drooling.
I did manage a "throw together dish of my own tonight" - the only pasta on hand was orzo so with a little help from some gorgeous jumbo shrimp I keep on hand in the freezer for just such occasions, a heaping spoonful of homemade pesto ( a little more garlic to saute in the oil before searing the shrimp), and a glug or two of white wine...voila...

Next week we are lucky to have Siri of Siri's Corner. Please send your entries to info (dot) siri (at) gmail (dot) com and cc ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com by Thursday.

Thanks everyone for your truly awesome dishes. Keep them coming!


Johanna GGG said...

Thanks for an entertaining round up - feels like so many wonderful goings on in the blogging world - wish I had more time to visit but at least this draws me into some posts

glad you are back into the pasta dishes after the move - pasta is a truly wonderful convenience food - exactly what we had tonight for dinner at the end of a busy week!

janet said...

What a lovely round-up, Ruth. The dishes are all so unique, I wish I coud taste them all. :)

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Wow there sure is a lot of delicious pasta being shared Ruth.

tigerfish said...

Intriguingly delicious! :D