Tonight, both decisions informed an orecchiette I made, heavy on the vegetables, light on the pasta. This pasta shape pairs with a green vegetable, so rainbow chard and baby bok choy provided the color, with chopped onion cooked until translucent in the rendered bacon fat and Parmesan rounding out the dish.
Orecchiette means “little ears,” and this time in the summer we can really listen to fresh corn—not popping, but lined up in pearly rows of yellow and ivory—the scraped kernels find their way inside the pasta shells. For balance, I ladled a little fennel confit on top and, instead of a sauce, I stirred in a bit of butter I made earlier this week, for something heavy on the simplicity…
- pppsst: spsp (summer pesto squash pasta)
- tubes and carbonara
- a justified and ancient grain in rotund squash
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Posted by Kristen Taylor on Friday, July 10th, 2009, 11:20 pm * Filed in Food. * Tags: brooklyn, cooking, Food, kristen, kthread, ktichen, orecchiette, pasta, taylor. Follow responses through the RSS 2.0 feed. Leave a response, or trackback from your own site.