This hearty sausage and chicken ragu was inspired by a fabulous stew Bruce Aidells enjoyed when he was traveling in Spain. Serve it over a heartier pasta, such as whole-wheat penne, or gnocchi. Garnish with grated sheep’s-milk cheese, such as Manchego.
This is a version of the famous meat sauce of Emilia Romagna, of which Bologna is the capital. Giuliano Hazan’s family is from Emilia Romagna, and he learned to make Bolognese sauce from his mother, Marcella, who learned it from her grandmother, Mary. Its classic pairing is with homemade tagliatelle or pappardelle but it’s also very good with rigatoni, shells or any substantial pasta shape, preferably one with ridges, that has nooks and cavities to trap the sauce. (Adapted from How to Cook Italian by Giuliano Hazan; Scribner, 2005).
The delightful richness of Ellie Krieger’s sundried tomato and almond pesto is a perfect partner for nutty whole-wheat pasta. It’s also delicious spread on grilled chicken.
This wine-based sauce of cherry tomatoes, olives and capers gets a tangy punch from plenty of lemon. Serve over pasta or grilled or roasted fish. Have some warm, crusty bread on hand to soak up any extra sauce
While cooking shad roe isn’t difficult, sous-vide makes shad roe ridiculously simple to make with consistent results – although it’ll take a lot longer.
while I’m using canned clams, this could easily be adapted to whole fresh clams – figure 35-40 clams, scrubbed, cooked in garlic/anchovy/oil + pasta water (maybe 2 cups), remove and shuck clams as they open, cut up if desired…