Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Spring pasta dish

I harvested some of the broad beans last night:


I cooked them briefly, then added them to our dinner, which was smoked chicken tagliatelle (homemade pasta), with a little chilli, garlic and onion cooked in a creamy white wine sauce, topped off with some grated Romano cheese:
 

Went down pretty well!

10 comments:

ms lottie said...

So how do you make your pasta? I've tried and to be honest, it wasn't that flash!

pilgrimscottage said...

Ooo, that looks so good. I have to make my pasta from gluten-free flours, though, or use rice pasta. Your beans look great!

Mrs. Mac said...

ditto question about making the pasts .. was it with semolina flour or egg noodle pasta? The description you wrote of the meal made my mouth water! Don't you just love to make up a meal with what ever you can pick from the garden or pantry shelf:)?

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi all
Well I just use high-grade flour to make it. Have found that making it just before boiling is best and also to stir it in the pot when it goes in otherwise can go 'gluggy' and stick together! Only needs a very short cooking time too 3 or 4 mins at most til 'al dente'.
I really enjoy making homemade pasta, it's very satisfying.

ms lottie said...

Do you use a pasta machine?

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Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Ms Lottie
Yes I do use a pasta machine. It's v simple, basically adjustable rollers on one side and some cutters to make tagliatelle or spagetti-sized strips. I make the actual dough in my food processor, although I guess authenically it would be made by hand.

Ruth said...

Yum! A pasta machine has been on my wishlist for a while. Till then I'll make do with my broad bean risotto!

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Ruth
Would you share the recipe for your risotto please?
Best wishes

Laura @ Darroch Cottage said...

that looks absolutely gorgeous!