Entries from Baked Alaska tagged with 'Pasta'

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

I was looking for a recipe that I used to make that was from Cooks Illustrated. It was for Shrimp Fra Diavolo. It was a nice spicy dish that had a great layer of flavors due to the use...

Pasta Carbanara with Smoked Oysters.

Our ingredient this week is oysters. I had plans to make oysters on the half shell with a champagne granita. The only problem was my husband won't eat raw oysters, and I waited until the last minute to buy...

Pasta with Cabbage and Potatoes

This was a hard challenge for me. I love cabbage and eat it quite often, but it seems like by ways of cooking it are very simple-saute it in a stir fry, or just brown it in a skillet...

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking - Orecchiette

Today, I write my blog entry with very mixed feelings. My recipe, Orecchiette, which I'll talk about in a minute, was delicious. The sad part is this is the last pasta in the chapter. We will tomorrow be moving...

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking - Lasagna with Mushrooms and Ham

Lasagna with Mushrooms and Ham. Sounds like a simply flavored dish, doesn't it? Well, it's not. It is a wonderfully flavorful dish that I want to thank Marcella for placing in her cookbook. Layesr of thin homemade pasta sheets,...

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking - Green Tortellini with Meat and Ricotta Stuffing

I've come to one of my most challenging dishes so far. Today it was my turn to make tortellini - Green Tortellini with Meat and Ricotta Stuffing. I will start by saying I have never made tortellini before, and...

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking - Asparagus Sauce with Ham and Cream

Once again, you get to hear me say that this is a fantastic recipe and you should give it a try. Today's recipe is Asparagus Sauce wtih Ham and Cream, which Marcella suggests is best served over penne pasta....

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking - Butter and Parmesan Cheese Sauce

Today's pasta is a very simple, but delicious one. I know that many of us have been calling some of the pasta sauces comfort food, and that's what this one was to me. Marcella says that this sauce has...

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking - White Clam Sauce

I'm so happy cooking my way through Marcella Hazan's Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking. And I'm also happy that I'm still cooking pastas-my favorite. I was very happy to see that one of the recipes I get to cook...

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking - Pesto by the Food Processor Method

Today we get to make Pesto. I love pesto. I've made it many times, and always by the food processor method. I'll give you a little history of pesto that Marcella explains in her book. It is the sauce...

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking - Fried Zucchini Sauce with Garlic and Basil

Today is Fried Zucchini Sauce with Garlic and Basil. I was really looking forward to making this in some ways (the taste and texture) but not in other ways (my weight with butter and fried zucchini). The results of...

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking-Eggplant Sauce with Tomato and Red Chili Pepper

This week, my recipe was Eggplant Sauce with Tomato and Red Chili Pepper. When I looked through the recipe, the first thing I noticed is that you fry the eggplant. I rarely fry anything, so I can't say I...

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking - Tomato Sauce with Olive Oil and Chopped Vegetables

It's Cindy again, and I'm so excited because it's now my turn to move on to the Pasta chapter of The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking. I absolutely love pasta. If you love pasta also, and want a simple...

SQUID INK PASTA WITH SHRIMP AND ZUCCHINI

I love pasta. As I'm trying to lose weight, I've not been eating much of it lately. But it is my go-to dish when I want a quick flavorful meal. My favorite dish is to cook garlic in olive...

Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Here's one of my favorite things to throw together for dinner. It is very quick to make. If you have peeled shrimp, it would be even faster. I don't have a recipe I follow, so here's what I do:...

DARING BAKERS MARCH CHALLENGE - LASAGNE OF EMILIA-ROMAGNA

Time for another Daring Bakers Challenge!!! What would it be this month-another fancy cake, some type of pastry using a special dough, maybe Macaron cookies? And then it was announced-Lasagna. What? I thought this was a baking group. I...

PASTA WITH RABBIT RAGU

Last week, I fixed Palma's recipe for Roasted Rabbit with Fennel. It was SO GOOD!!! You have to try it. I unfortunately forgot to take photos before we ate it. I will make it again in the future, and...

Angel Hair with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

I wanted a quick pasta for dinner, and this was a recipe from Food Network I hadn't tried. It's a Giada De Laurentis recipe. It was very tasty, although I thought it only needed about half of the called...

PASTA

Last night I decided to make homemade pasta with porcini mushroom sauce for my husband. One of the things he loved while we were in Italy was eating all of the wonderful porcini mushroom dishes. Unfortunately, we can't get...