The braciole yesterday needed a friend and a nice bit of pasta was called for. I also was lucky enough to find this gorgeous covered serving dish for five dollars at a yard sale down the street.
I couldn’t BELIEVE it. There was a lot of plastic toys there and this pretty piece. Even though I don’t have a great place to put it who could say no? I’m guessing that it is early 19th. century but that is a shot in the dark.
This is a dish that I’ve made for years and years. As a starving student it was a hearty dinner and for dinner parties it is a quick dish that plays a pretty second fiddle to a meaty main. This is also a nice idea if you have one vegetarian in the crowd and the rest of your party is carnivores. I don’t have a clue where I first got it from. It might have been Frugal Gourmet on PBS but I honestly don’t remember.
This is also a great lunch dish especially if you add a bit of chicken or fish on the top.
While 1 lb. of fetucinne (you can use any pasta but I like the wide noodles) is cooking in salted water mash 1 big, garlic clove with a pinch of sea salt and the back of your knive. You see for this dish the garlic only gets cooked by the heat of the pasta. A big chunk will be a burpy reminder for the rest of the day/night.
Put it in your gorgeous dish and add; the zest of one lemon, the juice of two lemons, 1/2 bunch chopped parsley, a good glug of olive oil (a glug is equivalent to 5 T.), 1 cup of grated parm (have a chunk on hand to save over the top too) and LOTS of fresh cracked pepper.
Add in the drained and hot pasta. Top with shavings of parm and enjoy!
That's an awesome find!
Becca Swan said:
Yum! That looks good, and easy- I'll have to try it. I"m always looking for meals that can be vegetarian/ non veg. depending on whether or not we have meat handy. And that dish is beautiful.
Gina @ The Shabby Creek Cottage said:
A great find and a yummy lookin' recipe, too! Looks easy enough that even I can make that 🙂
Nan @ Playful Decor said:
What a beautiful serving dish! Thank you for finding me and following. Re: your Ikea sofa – how long have you had it? Thanks – very concerned about durability with 2 boys, hub & dog! Following back.
I know! What a find. I still can't believe it. This is my favourite pasta right now-10 minutes at the most and you're good.I've had the sofa at least five years and no issues. It's had quite a few parties on it and lots of kids.
Ann from On Sutton Place said:
This looks delicious and the casserole is amazing. Can't believe you got if for 5 bucks!