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Oct 12, 2007 05:04 PM

Has anyone eaten strawberries w/ pasta?

Was it good? I am intrigued...

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  1. What kind of recipe? I'm thinking enough Gorgonzola in the sauce and it would be all right. (I had risotto with blueberries and Gorgonzola and it tasted fine, although the color of the dish was horrible.)

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    1. re: bibi rose

      i will try to find it i have a recipe buried somewhere here
      i made it 3-4 times over the last 30-35 yrs
      it is a dessert
      spagetti w/strawberries it is good it had a brown sugar based sauce

      1. re: foodperv

        From what I was told, it was an entree and not a dessert - possibly served with parm and cracked black pepper? Clearly, there are variations out there. I may just have to have a dinner party and give this a whirl. (I should invite only good friends over for this one- have no clue what I'm doing).

        1. re: chocolada

          There's a recipe that sounds similar in the book "Intercourses" -- I haven't made it, but here it is.

        2. re: foodperv

          Food perv- I'd love the reecipe for your dessert spaghetti!

          1. re: YumTum

            i am trying to find it to share.
            but we had a slight mishap in my office in the basement
            now my 3000 plus cookbook and mags are all in disarray
            as well as my 40 3 ring binders with my own recipes indexes and cross ref.

        3. re: bibi rose

          That sounds good! How about creme fraiche and nutmeg?

        4. This guy...

          ...has been experimenting with fruit pastas. I have not tried it, but the way he describes it sounds very fascinating and good. I would think you could easily adapt this with strawberries. Let me know how it goes!

          1. I haven't come across pasta with strawberries in Italy, but risotto with strawberries is not considered all that adventurous.

            The one I make calls for chopped onion, olive oil and butter, white wine, rice, chicken broth, finely sliced strawberries, Parmesan and black pepper.

            Some recipes also call for butter and/or mascarpone.

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            1. re: zerlina

              I was just thinking of a vanilla/dried strawberry rissotto I had at the Four Seasons, served with foie gras. One of the best things I've ever eaten ...

              I love strawberries, and I love pasta, but the thought of the two of them together does less than nothing for me ...

            2. How about this?

              RAW ZUCCHINI “PASTAS” — Rawmantic!
              Strawberry Marinara | 10.95
              Zucchini “noodles” topped with a sweet sun-dried tomato sauce
              with red onions, olives, walnuts, strawberries & fresh herbs on
              balsamic spinach

              It's at a raw-food restaurant in Minneapolis.. my fav thing they make is the 'green burrito'


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              1. re: reannd

                Hi, late to this discussion. There was a restaurant here in Australia that served a fantastic chicken linguini with strawberries and cracked black pepper.
                Mixed linguini - green, and white
                Cream sauce - not sure of ingredients. A basic one though.
                Chicken breast pieces. Bite size and browned beforehand.
                Strawberries - Don'nt know when they were added but they had cooked for at last a few minutes in the sauce and were not still fully red.
                Cracked black pepper - very roughly ground.
                Really delicious.

              2. I have a recipe using strawberries with pasta that my family and several coworkers LOVE! I use strawberries in my red pasta sauce to take away the tartness. My daughter and brother have sensitive stomaches and can now eat pasta with their tomato sauce to their heart's content. I just add 1 lb. of the fruit with two containers of generic sauce and the results are a fabulous (as my daughter calls it) "fluffy" sauce that maintains it's flavor and actually makes the sauce more appealing to the pallet.