Presto Pasta Nights #219: the roundup
It's Friday and therefore it is time to share the pasta dishes that I have received in my inbox throughout the week (links and photos, of course, though I certainly wish someone could figure out a way to receive actual tasting samples).
Without further ado, here is the roundup of edition #219 of Presto Pasta Nights, the popular event created by Ruth of Once Upon a Feast. For each contribution, I will give you the official information (author, blog name and post title) and a short quote or brief description that summarizes it — a small bite, a sample of the delicacy to be fully savored by reading the relevant post.
Tina of Life on the Slow Lane at Squirrel Manor Head made Oregano Spaghetti
In the movie "No Reservations" Nick wins over Zoe "with his calm demeanor and ability to prepare her Oregano Spaghetti….a simple meal. Which is what most kids love...simplicity."
tigerfish of Teczcape - An Escape to Food prepared Capellini Aglio e Olio with Zucchini, Bell Peppers, Mushrooms — "What can you do with a packet of steamed vegetables? Create a light, refreshing and delicious summer-worthy pasta dish."
Stash of The Spamwise Chronicles prepared Spaghetti with Scallops, Jersey Tomatoes and Herbs
"For this dish to work, you really need to have fresh tomatoes at the peak of their ripeness... Fresh, sweet, ripe tomatoes bursting with juice are absolutely key."
Lauren of Healthy. Delicious. prepared Mussels with Saffron and Tomato Sauce
The sauce has "a luxurious, velvety texture that clings lightly to each strand of pasta, and a complex flavor... [It] is the stuff dreams are made of."
Elizabeth of The Law Student's Cookbook prepared Cheesy Turkey Penne
"By no means was this a difficult dish. By no means was it a plain dish... It was perfect to make this pasta after work, when I just want to eat and eat quick."
Sarah of La Cuisine de Sarah prepared Conchiglie Pasta with Carrot and Thyme Sauce, Mushrooms and Sausage — "A puréed carrot pasta sauce may not sound that appetising, but with some lovely fresh thyme and good seasoning, it makes a nice creamy sauce."
Deb of Kahakai Kitchen prepared Cherry Tomato, Caper, and Balsamic Sauce with Pappardelle
A simple, fresh sauce to celebrate the beauty of "real" tomatoes (which she can get throughout the year since she is "lucky to live Hawaii").
Sara of Cupcake Muffin prepared Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce and Chicken
"The sun dried tomatoes add a wonderful deep tomato-y flavor," and the roasted red peppers go well with them.
Juli of Pictures of all my Princesses prepared Garlic Lemon Chicken,
which she alternates what she serves it over, but she's been really into pasta with tangy lemony sauces over them, so this week she is serving it with pasta.
Marta of Mangiare è un po' come viaggiare prepared Spaghettoni with Smoked Herring and Sour Cream
Sour cream, fillets of smoked herring preserved in oil, capers and hot chili peppers make up the sauce for fresh bigoli (a kind of pasta traditional of the Veneto region)
Simona of briciole (your host) prepared tagliatelle with tomato sauce and fava beans
A simple tomato sauce, blanched and peeled fava beans, basil and cheese make a nice dress for a plate of homemade tagliatelle.
As you read this, edition #220 is already under way, hosted by the event's founder, Ruth of Once Upon a Feast. To participate, send your entries to ruth AT 4everykitchen DOT com by Thursday, June 30.
Many thanks to all who contributed to produce an interesting collection of pasta dishes for this edition of Presto Pasta Nights. I do hope I have not left anybody out of the roundup. If you find that, notwithstanding my best intentions, I actually have omitted a post, please send me a note.
Arrivederci a presto