rigatoni

Pasta With Sun-dried Tomato/Cashew-Pesto And Ricotta

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Question : Who love’s a bright-green, traditional, heavenly aromatic basil pesto?
Answer :    Just about everybody does, that’s who. (Including myself)
However, for my very own personal taste, I prefer to pair traditional pesto with light and airy gnocchi, while I love to marry a rustic pasta like penne rigate, rigatoni, farfalle or bucatini with a more complex pesto such as this Sun-dried Tomato/Cashew-Pesto.
I hope that the Italian purist’s out there will forgive me and maybe even agree with my opinion that a non-traditional pesto such as this Sun-dried Tomato/Cashew-Pesto can elevate a simple pasta to even greater culinary bliss than a one-note basil/pine pesto nut will ever be able to do. In my humble opinion, anyway……. 🙂

Bon Appétit !   Life is Good !
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Pasta With Sundried Tomato/Cashew Pesto And Ricotta

Pasta With Sun-dried Tomato/Cashew Pesto And Ricotta

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Pasta With Sundried Tomato/Cashew Pesto And Ricotta

Pasta With Sun-dried Tomato/Cashew Pesto And Ricotta

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Pasta With Sundried Tomato/Cashew Pesto And Ricotta

Pasta With Sun-dried Tomato/Cashew Pesto And Ricotta

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Preparation :
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” Rigatoni Rustica “

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Last
  night’s dinner was a perfect example of tasty comfort food,
simple, tasty, pretty, easy, and satisfying.
(Sounds like a wish list for a spouse  🙂
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Ingredient’s :

Chicken,   cut into one inch pieces
Rigatoni,   cooked al dente, strained, reserve some of the cooking water
Bok choy,   cut into one inch pieces
Onions,   julienned
Kernel corn,
Grape tomatoes,   whole
Chilies,   sliced
Garlic,   paste
Ginger,   grated
Kosher salt,   to taste
Cayenne,   to taste
Butter,   to saute
Red wine,   to deglaze

Method :

Season chicken and saute until golden brown and cooked through.
Remove and reserve. Saute onions, corn, garlic, ginger, bok choy and chili,
deglaze with red wine and a small amount of the cooking water from the pasta,
add  pasta and tomatoes, season with salt and cayenne.

Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !


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