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Brown Butter Pasta Recipes

gramercyfoodie Jan 11, 2008 06:10 AM

Do you have a good one?

  1. digkv Jan 11, 2008 06:22 AM

    The simplest is just some thin spaghetti with brown butter and some parmesan cheese which is sometimes the best. The most popular has to just be butternut squash (or sweet potato) ravioli with brown butter-sage sauce which I believe there's a recipe on chow for. You could probably deconstruct that if you like and make some sort of puree and toss it with fettuccine and brown butter and cheese or something. Good luck.

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    1. re: digkv
      MMRuth Jan 11, 2008 06:48 AM

      I love brown butter and sage or rosemary, with parmesan sprinkled on top. Goes very nicely with cheese ravioli or just spaghetti. When I make the sage one, I also put some finely sliced fresh sage on top, in addition to the "fried" sage leaves.

      1. re: MMRuth
        gramercyfoodie Jan 22, 2008 04:12 AM

        Do you just pour the sauce on the spaghetti or do you saute the spaghetti in the sauce for a bit? Thanks so much!

        1. re: gramercyfoodie
          MMRuth Jan 22, 2008 04:15 AM

          I usually add the spaghetti/ravioli to the sauce briefly and toss or flip as appropriate.

          1. re: MMRuth
            gramercyfoodie Jan 22, 2008 04:17 AM

            Thanks so much!

            1. re: gramercyfoodie
              MMRuth Jan 22, 2008 04:18 AM

              Do let the butter get nice and brown! And I make sure to get out all the little brown bits with a spatula when I serve the dish.

              1. re: MMRuth
                gramercyfoodie Jan 22, 2008 04:52 AM

                great tip - thx again!

    2. soypower Jan 11, 2008 07:19 AM

      i have to admit that i love the old spaghetti factory's brown butter w/ mizithra spaghetti. some girlfriends and i made this one w/ some parsley and sauteed crimini mushrooms one night...densely caloric, but yummy!~


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        bear Jan 22, 2008 04:55 AM

        For Christmas Eve., my family went to Gaslight in Boston. There were no vegetarian entrees on the menu, but I had arranged ahead to have one for my son. They prepared a lovely vegetable ravioli with a brown butter sauce, toasted pine nuts and small pieces of roasted fig. It was really good.

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          rouxmaker Jan 22, 2008 01:15 PM

          Thaw (and pat dry) some frozen ravioli and saute it in brown butter. When it is getting toasty, add some balsamic vinegar to the pan. Coat the ravioli and serve. This is one of the dishes I turn to when it's dinnertime, I'm hungry, and I haven't planned a meal.

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          1. re: rouxmaker
            MMRuth Jan 22, 2008 01:16 PM

            The ravioli actually cooks in the butter? Sounds like a great time saver - I always boil mine first.

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