needed: pasta supper inspiration
I'd like to make some sort of pasta supper tonight, but am looking for new ideas. I feel like I generally make spaghetti with meatballs or italian sausage, some sort of roasted red pepper cream/vodka sauce with roasted peppers and turkey italian sausage, or something with eggplant and smoked mozzarella. Anyone have anything that they love and care to share?
Learn the basic technique for a real carbonara (no cream or onions, just a pork product, its fat, eggs, cheese, salt and pepper). From there you can add summer vegetables of your choice. Right now is a great time for a carbonara-style pasta with peas, corn, mushrooms, etc. Or skip the eggs and much of the cheese and do a simple primavera.
I make carbonara with some bacon (or any pork product really), a touch of cream, an egg, parmesan cheese, and pesto. The hot pasta cooks the egg, and stirring while it cooks prevents it from scrambling. I sometimes add minced sun dried tomatoes too.
A simple one my mom does some nights is to just cook some chicken and combine it with a bunch of pesto and garlic with egg noodles. Peas go great in it too.
fresh tomatoes, basil, mozzarella.
White beans & sage.
Sardines, capers, pine nuts.
Any nut, any fresh herb, garlic, asiago/fontina cheese.
Sun dried tomatoes, olives, lemon zest.
angel hair with pesto, crab, mushrooms, tomato, lemon
chickem with a fettucini like sauce, mushroom, even peas