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Saturday, April 09, 2011

pasta, pesto, pulpo, and pretty pasta plates-please


With the marathon coming up in November I figured I better start carb loading now since I am not training nor am I going to run even a little bit and my pasta contributions will be my only effort.


For those that have gluten and wheat issues I sincerely feel for you since you cannot nor will not ever enjoy the luxuriousness that is pasta. There are gluten free and wheat free versions that I have not tried so perhaps my previous statement is biased and uninformed - yet where would I be if it were not for my bias and my lack of information. You might recall the octopus? Well it has been on the menu for a little longer than I let on. Fettucini with octopus and black pepper is a little lesson in tasty.

The star of this pasta post perhaps is pasta with pesto - perfect. There is not one single thing wrong with this dish. The guanciale was rendered perfectly, the arugula pesto was the perfect consistency, the pasta was perfectly al dente, the pecorino had the perfect tangy bite and the perfect egg yolk made it all so perfect. The only thing imperfect is that I cant share it with everyone.

This an entry for Denny's and Foodbuzz Baconalia.

22 comments:

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

That's a tongue twister of a title Christo. I hope we don't have to pronounce it to have a taste. And yep, it is a very pretty pasta plate.

Have a great weekend.
Sam

Vickie said...

Perfect, indeed! I'm with you on the "other kinds" of pasta . . . I would cry if I had to give up gluten. These dishes are so beautiful and I'm dying to try arugula pesto on a plate of perfectly al dente pasta. Yum, Christo!

Simon Food Favourites said...

looks eggtastic! :-)

Lori Lynn said...

Ah Christo - you've done it again. Love how your ingredients have such balance.

And love your line "a little lesson in tasty."
Thanks Professor,
LL

J said...

How do you make the egg look so perfect? Do you poach it? Have you ever tried turkey eggs?

Jamie said...

LOL I'll join you in the carb load part of the marathon training! Love both pesto and pulpo on pasta but seriously eat them all too rarely. Now I am quite in the mood!

Anette said...

Pesto and pasta, such good and tasty friends!

teresa said...

it's so pretty! arugula is one of my faves, i would never think to put it in a pesto. i love the egg yolk on top!

Barbara said...

Love your clever alliteration! Can you say it 3 times really fast??

And arugula pesto? How wonderful!

♥peachkins♥ said...

my daughter and i loves pesto and the egg yolk? Oh my, I will definitely try your version!



peachkins at The Peach Kitchen

5 Star Foodie said...

So pretty with the egg yolk in the middle!

Marjie said...

I love that you're carbo loading for the marathon you won't be running. And I will be looking out the window to train for the marathon I won't be running in October. I love serving pasta with dinner too; my guys would enjoy dinner much less without it.

Stacey Snacks said...

I could eat this everyday.
I am drooling.

mybizzykitchen.com said...

I can't wait for my basil to grow - I used to hate pesto (I know, what??!!) but now I adore it.

Hope you are doing well!

Mickle in NZ said...

Am mentally drooling over the final photo - my only suggestion to improve that plate of glorious deliciousness would be "Christo - add another egg yolk!"

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

looks wonderful great snaps as ever

Jeannie said...

Green pasta! My favourite colour:D Looks awesome!

whatscookingwithdoc said...

I may be persnickety, pompous and petulent, but that looks eggscellent

whatscookingwithdoc said...

I may be persnickety, pompous and petulent, but that looks eggscellent

Taste of Beirut said...

Ha! I agree! A life without pasta and bread is not worth living in my book! Great looking dishes here!

snugs said...

Christo, I can'tfind your post on squash blossoms. My daughter in law got some at the farmers market yesterday and wants to stuff and fry like you did. Sendme the link or tell me the recips please, xoxox Kitty
p.s. why can't we serch on your blog??

ravienomnoms said...

I think this looks great! hmmm, possibly dinner tonight!! :-)

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