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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pappardelle Pasta with Assorted Vegetable Ribbons

International Vegetarian Main Course Special
Italian Cuisine
Pappardelle Pasta with Assorted Vegetable Ribbons
Serves 2

Ingredients:
Pappardelle Pasta- 1 Pack
Olive Oil- 1 Tbsp.
Garlic Cloves- 4 No's, Finely Sliced
Baby Onions- 6 No’s, Finely Sliced
Spring Onions- 2 No’s.
Red/Orange Carrot- 1 No., Small
Green/Yellow Zucchini- 1 No., Small
Salt- ¼ Tsp.
Salt & Pepper-  To Season
Fresh Ricotta-
Fresh Basil Leaves-
Parmesan Cheese- Freshly Grated

Method:
Wash & Finely Slice the Vegetables (Spring Onions, Carrot, Zucchini) Lengthwise using a Mandoline Slicer/ Peeler into Thin Ribbons
Place All the Vegetable Ribbons in a Bowl
Add Salt, Toss to Mix Well
Put them to Boil in Microwave/Stove till Tender & Set Aside
In a Deep Bottomed Pot, Heat Water till it Boils
Put the Pappardelle Pasta in Boiling Water
Check to see if the Pasta is Cooked
Drain the Pasta & Give Pasta a Proper Shape before it starts sticking together
In the Same Pot, Add Oil, Garlic, Onions & Cook till Golden
Add the Boiled Vegetable Ribbons
Add the Pasta & Toss so all Strands & Vegetables are coated in the Garlic Flavored Oil
Season with Salt & Pepper
Just before Serving, Hold the Pasta with the Tongs & Give the Plate a Spin while Gently Layering the Pasta in it
Add Ricotta & Grated Parmesan Cheese along with the Remaining Spring Onion Ribbons & Fresh Basil Sprig on Top
Serve Hot!

Tip:
The Tip for Non Sticky Pasta is to Rapidly Boil it in 'Hot Bubbling Water' that stops the Pasta from Sticking Together as the Oil won’t Stop it from Sticking

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