Tag Archives: Pasta

Cannelloni au Gratin with Sardi Sauce

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One thing this dish taught me is that I really need a pasta roller! Despite my best efforts my cannelloni noodles came out a little thicker than I would have licked. Still, home made pasta is always nice. This rich dish consisting of a chicken and spinach filling topped with an oozing cheddar and meat bechamel sauce was a delicious and decadent. Definitely one for the books.

Tagliatelle Verdi Gratinate Al Prosciutto (Green Noodle Casserole with Prosciutto)

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Using the same fresh pasta recipe as the lasagna, this pasta dish doesn’t work out quite so well. While the thicker noodles gave a hearty texture to the lasagna I couldn’t get the dough thin enough to really work as a pasta noodle. So use a pasta maker if you have one. It’s also just heavy cream and prosciutto. Fatty is good generally, but there wasn’t a lot of nuance to the dish.

Gnocchi

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Once again another first, making my own gnocchi. My girlfriend (Italian) was skeptical. This is a really great cookbook but…there are some missteps along the way. Nevertheless, these gnocchi turned out beautiful. They really are more of a side dish than a main and I could have made them at least half as big as I did. But still, homemade gnocchi! We had so many that the next night I took Vincent’s advice and had them with a veal dish: Veal Cutlets Cordon Bleu.