I have tons and tons of recipes to post here and no time to post them, i wish my day could last 48h instead of only 24h.So do not waste time and keep the point. Today i want to share some pasta recipe that i’ve tried and that are delicious.
On Easter i prepared some pasta dough , in these case whole wheat dough ‘cause i prefer so, but you can do whatever you like i however suggest to not use only white flour because the dough will be too sticky and hard to work.
basic dough for 4 people
200 gr whole wheat flour or durum wheat flour
100 gr white flour
100 gr water.
mix together the two type of flour and add water a little bit at a time, every flour absorb different amount of water, when the dough come together ,it will be not stiky but soft and malleable continue knead for a couple of minutes or three and let rest for 30 minutes. at this point you could do tagliatelle,or tagliolini or whatever the fantasy suggets to you, cavate orecchiette etc… i have made tagliatelle and maccheroni and two different type of seasoning.
1° tagliatelle with glazed vegetables (for two)
1 teaspoon of cornstarch
2 cups chopped vegetables
1 cup vegetable broth
2 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
bring to boil a pot with salted water and add a teaspoon of olive oil to avoid pasta sticking each others, in the meanwhile chop all the vegetables and mix cornstarch with a tablesppon of cold water stirring until dissolved and set aside.Add broth and vegetable to a large frying pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat add honey , apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
cook until vegetables are cooked but still crisp, ad cornstarch mixture and stir to combine turn the heat to high and wait for the sauce to thicken, once the mixture is like a glaze turn off the heat.
toss the pasta in the low boiling water and wait until it cames up, collected with a fork and combine with glazed vegetables stir gently and serve with a dust of parmesan cheese.
2° maccheroni with roasted lemon prawns ( for two)
500 gr prawn
1 clove of garlic
1 ripe tomato
salt & pepper
cook pasta as explained above for the previous recipe, prepare the prawns, if you are using frozen prawns boil it until cooked after draining clean-shelled. into a frying pan pour a tablespoon of olive oil and put insiede the cubed cut ripe tomato and cook for 3 minute add prawns cook for another 3 minute, at this point add 1 tablesppon of lemon juice and the zest and add some pasta water about 2 tablespoon, when pasta is al dente,pick maccheroni with a skimmer and mix with the prawn sauce and serve.
I hope you enjoyed these recipes and will try soon because I assure you that it’s worth it. bon appetite