Friday, June 8, 2012

Presto Pasta Night Roundup #267

First in, Dharm - Dad, Baker & Chef who hasn't been around here for a while, but he's definitely back in my good graces with this wonderful combination of my favorite ingredients - Spaghetti ei Gamberi, which means lots of garlic... this time roasted, mushrooms, shrimp and herbs.   Hope this is the first of many more Dharm pasta treats.
 Next up, Bergamot (love the name and love it in Earl Grey Tea,,, but I digress) of Cooking Escapades shares a very unique plate of pasta.  I love it when ethnic cuisines collide.  Check out the Stir Fry of Noodles with Spicy Teriyaki Paneer.
HoneyB of The Life & Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch sent in this Quick & Easy Chicken Alfredo.  It's a perfect spontaneous dinner thought up on the way home from work.
Helen of Fuss Free Flavors, after over indulging in Ireland, made this heavenly Greek Salad Pasta to bring things back to healthy order.
Somehow .... I can't imagine how, or what we'd do without a delicious entry from Tigerfish at Teczcape. This Chicken with Carrot & Shallot Sauce over Angel Hair Pasta looks amazing.  Thanks for letting me know I missed it.
And then there's my sad story... no recipe, but a word of warning...I've been meaning to make an orzo risotto ever since I saw a Pilaf recipe a couple of weeks ago in my latest LCBO Food & Drink magazine. Since my little knee surgery, I find myself getting tired quickly and have figured out that if I prep something in the morning for a quick last minute cooking workout before dinner... we eat well.   I read somewhere (not sure where) that you can make a quick risotto (perhaps you really do need rice for this) early in the day or even the day before and then just stir fry at the last minute with mushrooms or whatever vegetable you prefer.  It won't have the creaminess of risotto, but it will be delicious.    Bottom line... I wasted 2 cups of homemade roasted vegetable broth, a handful of dried wild mushrooms and the soaking broth plus 1 cup of freshly grated Parmesiano-Reggiano cheese.   How could something look that good and taste so bland?  Fortunately, the spinach sauteed with garlic and a splash of balsamic vinegar with the oven baked veal chops tasted great.
Words of wisdom.... the orzo risotto needs to be done 30 minutes before serving....

And that's it for this week's roundup.  Thanks everyone for delicious dishes to put on our tables.  Next week, Elizabeth of The Law Students Cookbook will be hosting Presto Pasta Nights.  Send your entries to elizabeth (at) crabtech (dot) net  and cc ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com by Thursday, June 14 and check back for the roundup on Friday, June 15

If you'd like to host a PPN Roundup. Just drop me a line to pick a date. June 29 and beyond are available.  It's never to early to sign up!


Dharm said...

Great roundup as usual Ruth. Thanks for Hosting again!! It's good to be back in PPN!!

tigerfish said...

Hello Ruth, I submitted an entry. Did you receive it?

Ruth Daniels said...

Dharm, hope to see you around more often ;-)

Tigerfish... I didn't receive it, but if you email me the link I'll add it. You know how much I love your dishes.