Oct 31, 2006
Comfort Food 2.0
In the deep plate, orecchiette with goat cheese, clams, and garlic. Plus some broccoli because -- why not?
The pasta dish was inspired by something crazy good I had last December at Pomelo in San Francisco: ~braised pork with savoy cabbage over orecchiette with gorgonzola. At some point I may type up the recipe as best as I could recreate it.
But for two servings of a simpler dish, try this:
1. Put pasta on to boil.
2. Put broccoli on a steamer (and don't overcook like I did this batch).
3. While the pasta and broccoli are cooking, start a skillet with olive oil and sliced garlic.
4. Drain pasta and add to the sauteed garlic. Enjoy the sizzly noises.
5. Add chunks of goat cheese (total size ~3/4-stick butter). Heat until it's mostly melted into a sauce.
6. Add a can of minced clams, partially drained (or not) and heat through.
7. Serve in deep dishes with salt, pepper, oregano, and grated romano. Consider adding some chili peppers. Pour a glass or tumbler of simple white wine for your drinking.
And if you think this is really just a fancy plate of macaroni and cheese accompanied by broccoli and cheese sauce, who would call you a liar? Not me.
Orecchiette is my favorite kind of pasta because it means "little ears," which is of course exactly what it looks like.
That dish looks very yummy!
Posted by: minty | Oct 31, 2006 10:33:01 AM
Oh dear I'm hungry.
Posted by: Pants | Oct 31, 2006 3:08:47 PM
Minty -- thanks for the comment and oh-so-polite spelling correction (I think I fixed all the errors in the original post).
But does "linguine" look like "little tongues" to you?
Posted by: Phil | Oct 31, 2006 11:24:01 PM
Of snakes, perhaps.
Posted by: minty | Nov 1, 2006 8:29:35 AM
D'oh! OK. Not that most people would notice, but I had to correct the "orecchiete" AGAIN (thanks, Patty!). In truth, I looked up the spelling last night but then I typed it in wrong for all my "fixes". Anyway. Orecchiete. Orecchiete. Orecchiete. And a vote for Spanish as the Romance Language of choice.
Sort of related: my 6th grade spelling book had a little column of anagrams including "colbroci" for "broccoli". I think I already know how to spell "broccoli" at the time, but I always hear the word "colbroci" in my head when I'm typing it.
A word that always gets me: occured. I so badly want to put two "r"s in there. You know -- as in occurring and occurrence. Frickin' English. Oh wait. I just looked it up. It DOES have two "r"s. So am I thinking of some other trouble word like -- ARGH! (All of this is particularly annoying because I am actually a very good speller. Even though I got knocked out of the 8th grade district competition with my first word: "exept".
Posted by: Phil | Nov 1, 2006 8:46:17 AM
Thanks for write something very special food relevant explained. I love soup and it's very tasty for us. I actually eat most of the time smoked hammed sandwiches. Love it with peanut sauce. :)
Posted by: Dr. Simon | Dec 18, 2011 5:39:50 AM