Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Tagliatelle with Prosciutto & Orange

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Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
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Last week on my lunch hour a I stopped by a local bookstore and picked up a copy of Bon Appetit.  The front cover said it was their Italy issue so I couldn't resist.  Everything in the issue looks delicious but the one I tackled first is an unusual combination of ingredients.  Bon Appetit's description of the recipe:  "Two seemingly disparate ingredients pair perfectly in this brightly flavored and creamy sauce."  I'm sure this recipe isn't for everyone, but the flavors were so interesting and tasted delicious together.
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{ Recipe from David Downie / Bon Appetit magazine; May 2011.  Click here to see the original recipe }
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Ingredients:
- 12 oz. egg tagliatelle or fettuccine
- 2 Tbsp. (1/4 stick) unsalted butter
- 2 oz. thinly sliced prosciutto, torn into 1" pieces
- Zest and juice of 1 orange
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan
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1.  Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season with salt; add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until 1 minute before al dente.  Drain, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water.
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2.  Meanwhile, melt butter in a large heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add prosciutto; sauté until browned, about 3 minutes.
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3.  Add reserved pasta water, orange juice, half of zest, and cream; bring to a boil. Add pasta; cook, stirring, until sauce coats pasta and pasta is al dente, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in cheese and divide among warm bowls.  Top with additional cheese, if desired.
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What did you cook this week?
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23 comments:

  1. This sounds so good, Alissa! Thank you for hosting again.

    Maria
    Cocina Diary

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  2. Your pasta looks so good. I will definitly try this dish. By the way, I made your pork barbecue from last week and it's incredibly good. I actually cooked in in the crock pot (not the oven) and it was great.
    Best,
    Susan

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  3. I like the addition of orange - such a unique flavor combo!

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  4. this recipe sounds so good...my husband would love this...just linked up! Blessings, K

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  5. I truly wish we were neighbors.

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  6. Mmm. That looks wonderful! The orange sounds interesting. Thanks for hosting this link up party! I shared How to Make 5 Jars of Spaghetti Sauce in 5 Minutes for under $3 and Honey Mustard Chicken or Pork Marinade.

    -Nancy @ www.realfoodallergyfree.com

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  7. Never tried putting orange in a pasta but this looks scrumptious! Thanks for hosting!

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  8. Oooooh, I think this sounds delicious!

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  9. Oo the orange and prosciutto looks super good in this dish!

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  10. Hi Alissa! Your pasta sounds like a fun combination of flavors! Hmm- I just got an inspiration for a totally different dish using those flavors! (thanks!)
    I shared my recipe for Cinnamon Tea Cookies today. This recipe is gluten free, but it can be made with "regular" flour if you don't have issues with gluten.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  11. Hi! I linked up my rocky road fudge bars and my caramel frosted banana drops. You will love them, they are SO good! Have a great day! Thanks for hosting!!

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  12. I always look forward to your Tasty Tuesdays! This pasta looks great!! I can't wait to try it out!!

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  13. I earmarked this in my Bon Appetit too- Yours looks great!

    danielle

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  14. Thanks for hosting Alissa . . . love this B.A. pasta recipe! It looks so incredible!

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  15. Oh I love the addition of the citrus here - brightens everything up!

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  16. Just checked out your photography link. While I use a Canon, I found your lens info to be very interesting. The 35mm looks great. I imagine this is what you use for all of your food shots which are always so lovely.
    Dana

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  17. I was taken aback by the title, but it looks so good my mouth is watering. I have to try this.

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  18. Wow, the pasta sounds awesome! Thanks again for hosting!

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  19. what a refreshing recipe sounds like a very tasty dish I linked up as well

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  20. I LOVE adding citrus and citrus zest to various dishes. That bright flavor really add zing. I've never thought about prosciutto and orange though. That'll have to be my next combo to try!

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  21. Happy weekend! Don't forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!

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  22. I too can not resist a good Italian cookbook or magazine. The unusual flavors sound wonderful to me. I never would have thought of adding orange but now I can totally imagine how good it would be with prosciutto.

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