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Pasta with Etruscan Sauce

I assumed it may be enjoyable to cook dinner some recipes collectively this 12 months. Recipes which can be new to me, and certain new to you as effectively. I maintain an ongoing record of recipes I wish to strive from cookbooks, magazines, web sites, and e-books, and this Pasta with Etruscan Sauce has been on the high of it for some time. I noticed it whereas watching Vicky Bennison’s Pasta Grannies sequence on You Tube. It was the sauce within the video with nonna Luigina at La Vialla, an Agriturismo close to Arezzo, Italy that received me. A fast puree of sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, parsley, and garlic, is tossed with pasta. It’s quick, sturdy, adaptable, and would not disappoint.


The Pasta Grannies video demonstrates methods to make a hand-crafted pici pasta to serve with the Etruscan sauce. If you may have the time and inclination, by all means make the pici! It’s one among my favourite pasta shapes, straightforward to do even in the event you’ve by no means tried making recent pasta earlier than. That mentioned, I used to be a bit pinched for time after I cooked this and reached for a field of ruffled radiatori pasta as a substitute. The Etruscan sauce received splendidly caught up in all of the ridges and curves, and there have been no regrets. If you are Italian, and upset about my pasta alternative, I apologize upfront. It won’t be “right” but it surely certain was scrumptious.
Pasta with Etruscan Sauce
I’ve watched my manner by means of a lot of the Pasta Grannies archive ( I like all of them!), and was fortunate to fulfill the sequence creator, Vicky, when she got here to Los Angeles to advertise the Pasta Grannies cookbook at Now Serving. If you have not seen it but, maintain your eyes peeled. I am so impressed by these girls, and the e book with its tales, is such a pleasant companion to the video sequence. If you are extra of an Instagram particular person vs. You Tube, you may also discover Vicky & Pasta Grannies right here. 
Pasta with Etruscan Sauce

Etruscan Sauce

Back to the recipe – the sauce is a tapenade of types, it will get thinned out (a bit) once you add it to the pasta alongside with a bit with reserved pasta water. The manner the recipe is written beneath, you may have a great quantity left over, so this is a fast brainstorm of different methods to make use of it.

For starters, it is a sauce that’s A+ slathered on all issues flat and bread-y or toasted – crostini, flatbreads, pizza, paratha, sandwiches, and many others. You can add a dollop to a bowl of beans, for a fast bean salad. I tossed a spoonful with some sturdy lettuces for a facet salad at lunch, so good. And you will not be sorry in the event you pair it with pan-fried artichokes. Let me know every other concepts you may have within the feedback.
Pasta with Etruscan Sauce

Let’s Cook!

I like the concept of taking this website again to its roots – cooking from inspiring recipes and cookbooks, classic & modern. So that is going to be the theme this 12 months. And, I feel it may be extra enjoyable if we cook dinner recipes collectively! If you find yourself making this pasta within the subsequent week or two, ship a word, or tag a photograph or video on Instagram so I will see it (@heidijswanson // #101cookbooks) ! I will regram useful ideas, photographs, insights, concepts, and riffs we collectively come up with. I will additionally posting some video clips in my “highlights” tomorrow, if you wish to see how Pasta with Etruscan Sauce got here collectively for me.

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