Whole wheat pasta with flaked smoked salmon and fresh herbs. Using a hearty pasta like whole wheat with salmon is a great match.
Pasta, Risotto, Gnocchi
Italian agnolotti pasta filled with meat. What meat? Squirrel, in this case. Any light meat will work.
Blutnudeln. Pasta al Sangue. Blood pasta. Yes, it is what you think. And I’ve been wanting to make this macabre pasta for a long time. It was worth the wait.
A rich, Italian risotto made with chanterelle mushrooms and sweet corn. Simple, yet elegant.
Little pasta-dough gnocchi from Sardinia, these are malloreddus. Fun to make and great with a pork ragu.
When I had Chef April Bloomfield’s ricotta gnudi in New York at the James Beard Awards, and I had to recreate them, only with my own twist: A sauce of ramps and fresh porcini I found in the High Sierra.
When life gives you mushrooms, make tortellini out of them. I love these little packets of love, and making them with morels is especially lovely.
It should be obvious by now how much I love spring onions in all their forms. This light, lovely Italian rice dish highlights whatever wild or store-bought green onion you have on hand, spiked with fresh spring green herbs.