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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.

 

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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

salt&pepper

olive oil

parmesan cheese

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.

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maccheroni with roasted lemon prawns ( for two)

500 gr prawn

1 lemon

1 clove of garlic

1 ripe tomato

olive oil

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.

 

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I hope you enjoyed these recipes and will try soon because I assure you that it’s worth it. bon appetite

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Last night I wandered through the net in search of a recipe foresee the use of pineapple … and that there wasn’t a cake.

I then found this recipe for fried rice in a pineapple shell of the original recipe is from here http://www.pinkbites.com/2009/04/minty-pineapple-fried-rice.html .
I modified by removing the carrots just something that I had not and add the peas and baked tofu.
I leave you the recipe 😉

100 grams of rice
60 grams of peas
1 clove of garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon tahini
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 packet of tofu about 125 gr
1 pineapple

Cut the pineapple in half lengthwise, cut from each half a bowl that will hold the rice and put the pulp aside.

in saucepans boiled for some minutes 60 grams of peas.

Put the rice to cook in a pot of salted water.

prepare tofu ;drained and squeezed and season it with a sauce of soy sauce, tahini and lemon juice, cook in oven at 180 ° C for 25 -30 minutes.

When rice is done drain it in a wok and put a tablespoon of olive oil and a clove of garlic, and sauté with rice, peas, pineapple and baked tofu for about three minutes.
turn off the heat and fill the shells with pineapple rice.
serve hot

 

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fried rice in a pineapple shell