Wednesday, May 04, 2011


I usually post recipes that I haven't tried and plan on trying but this time I will post another recipe {other then that potato roast one} that I have tried.
This particular one turned out absolutely delicious - a word of caution though; don't oversalt. The prosciutto di parma is salty in itself so don't overseason or it will be total overkill. Other then that everyone thought this dish was a hit. :)
I got this recipe from Nadia G's cookbook "Bitchin Kitchen" - lots of great recipes in that book and she has a pretty awesome show as well that you can find on the Food Network Canada channel or their website.
You guys should definitely try this recipe out - you won't be sorry!
Bon Appetit!

Papardelle with Baby Asparagus, Shiitake Mushrooms & Prosciutto di Parma
This elegant and flavourful dish from Nadia G. will shake up pasta night.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings

400 grams Papardelle
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, smashed
baby asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1/4 Thai chili, minced
2 cups sweet cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
pinch brown sugar
pinch freshly cracked black pepper
Prosciutto di Parma, sliced into ribbons
Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

1. Boil the papardelle in salted boiling water until al dente. Strain.

2. Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a pan on medium. Add the smashed garlic to the pan and saute until golden and fragrant. Throw in the baby asparagus, shiitake mushrooms and Thai chili. Saute for 8 minutes or until veggies are tender but still crisp.

3. Add the tomatoes to the pan and season generously with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper and brown sugar. Give it a good stir and then let the tomatoes sauce up for about 10 minutes.

4. Add the cooked pasta to the pan and mix it up for a couple of minutes so that the flavors meld together. 

5. Serve topped with freshly-grated parmesan.

 This recipe definitely has a few things on the go but you won't be disappointed. It really was a great new spin on your typical pasta night. It was delicious! :)


{Source: Food Network Canada / Nadia G's Cookbook}

1 comment:

  1. looks good! thanks for sharing the recipe :)