Originally Posted by goboenomo
I'm not a big fan of pasta, thats why i need something great on top...
Things I like...
Well i cant think of it all
Thats just covering fruits, veggies, and meats.
Here ya go then...
I just love broccoli, whole garlic, a little hot peperoncini, a little salt, olive oil, a dash of water. Cover the lid, and cook the broccoli down until it falls apart, about 20-25 minutes. Squash it a little to break up the garlic cloves, put it on Penne
, al dente, with parmesan and a little black pepper. Believe me on this - it's not "overcooked broccoli" - I'm the first to object to that - it's divine!
Then there's a really wierd one I picked up here in Caracas. It's called " Sausage and Mustard Sauce" . For 2 people, you need:
1 large bell pepper, grilled to remove skin, julienned
1 small onion, julienned
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsps Olive oil or corn oil
2 tsps dry English mustard
1 tbsp melted butter
2 good quality "wieners" - a German deli would be a good source! - sliced into rounds
Fry the sausage gently in the butter. Set aside.
Mix the pepper with the onion. Set aside.
Mix the mustard with the oil and vinegar.
Cook Linguini or fettucini al dente. Drain, add all the ingredients to the hot pasta pot, mix quickly with the pasta and serve.
(Courtesy of Victor Arroyo).
I am, at times, a little pedantic. That translates into "A stickler for detail", so if you don't feel happy with what I'm about to say, you can hurl a Cyber-snowball at my head!!!
A pasta "topping
" would probably make many Italians cringe; sounds like a Fast-Food Ice-Cream!! What goes "on top" of the pasta ( and, in many cases, mixed in with the pasta) is an integral part of the dish. To call it a topping is rather comparing the sauce to "extra onions" on your hotdog !
OK, you can chuck the snowball.... WHIIIIIZZZZ!