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Announcing The Grand Prize Winner Of The “2017 Baked Stuffed Pasta World Cup”

Grand Prize Winner At The 2017 "Baked Stuffed Pasta World Cup"

Grand Prize Winner:  “Spicy Sausage-Stuffed Baked Pasta Shells In Creamy Tomato Sauce “

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Ok,  ok, – just kidding.
Its only day 2 of 2017, and there is no  2017 “Baked Stuffed Pasta World Cup”, so I made it up 🙂
However, if there were such a thing as the “2017 Baked Stuffed Pasta World Cup”, I would like to believe that this dish would have won in the following categories:
“Taste”, “Presentation”, “Texture” and “Comfort Food” 🙂
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Bon Appétit !   Life is Good !
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Grand Prize Winner At The 2017 "Baked Stuffed Pasta World Cup"

Grand Prize Winner At The 2017 “Baked Stuffed Pasta World Cup”

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Grand Prize Winner At The 2017 "Baked Stuffed Pasta World Cup"

Grand Prize Winner At The 2017 “Baked Stuffed Pasta World Cup”

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Grand Prize Winner At The 2017 "Baked Stuffed Pasta World Cup"

Grand Prize Winner At The 2017 “Baked Stuffed Pasta World Cup”

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Pasta Salad With Salmon, Shrimp And Pesto

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This  flavorful seafood pasta salad has been a favorite in my house for many years. It’s great at any time of day, as an appetizer, lunch , dinner or as a snack in between.
(The leftovers from today will probably serve as late breakfast tomorrow morning).
The warm salmon in the salad makes all the difference. If you will serve leftovers of this, make sure you let it reach room temperature before serving, so remove from the fridge at least one hour before service to make sure that the flavors and texture can be fully appreciated.
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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P.S.
Whatever you do, don’t overcook the salmon !!! 😦
It should be nicely browned on the outside but still moist and flaky on the inside ! 🙂
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Pasta Salad With Salmon, Shrimp And Pesto

Pasta Salad With Salmon, Shrimp And Pesto

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Pasta Salad With Salmon, Shrimp And Pesto

Pasta Salad With Salmon, Shrimp And Pesto

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Preparation :
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” Conchiglie A La Mode Du Hans “

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Last night’s midnight snack.
I guess that was one pound straight to the rib’s  😦
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Boil pasta shell’s until al dente, drain, reserve some of the cooking water.
Sautee steak cubes in very hot oil until still rare in center. Remove from pot, reserve.
Sautee vegetables in olive oil very briefly. Remove from pot, reserve.
Deglaze pot with red wine and let it slightly reduce.
Add pasta, beef, veggies, all the accumulated juices from the beef and veggies, a good amount of soft (not melted) butter, plenty of grated parmesan cheese and some of the cooking water from the pasta. Mix all until the sauce coats the pasta lightly.
If consistency seems too thin, add more cheese. If consistency seems too thick, add more pasta water.
To serve, sprinkle with crumbled gorgonzola and scallions.
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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