Friday, March 11, 2011

FFwD - Beggar's Linguine

This recipe was a huge surprise! I couldn't picture nuts, dried fruit and pasta....and cheese? It didn't register on my taste buds! But Dorie hasn't led me astray yet so I jumped right in. I was cooking for myself (sorry my usual FFwD eaters) so I halved the recipe.....another thing I like....a recipe that's easy to half. I made up the dish and as its coming together taste it. I feel it needs a little kick. So I add dried red pepper flakes. I plate it up and take pictures but its looking so damned good I have to put down the camera and start eating! That's a first. Yummmm!
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25 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful! I skipped the fruit, but after all the good reviews, I may have to try it again!

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  2. Love that you added red pepper flakes. My dad would have totally enjoyed that. Genius!

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  3. I also was hesitant about this recipe, and I truly enjoyed it! Bet the red pepper flakes added a nice bite!

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  4. It looks wonderful! Glad you liked it. It is always amazing to me how that little bit of heat kicks things up.

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  5. Great photo and a clever idea to use red pepper flakes!

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  6. Nice photo - love the idea of a little bit of kick!

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  7. Yours looks wonderful! I think I let my nuts get a little too brown - yours looks fresher, somehow. But I still loved it.

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  8. So glad you enjoyed it! :) I also thought it needed a kick but didn't think about red pepper flakes - that would've been delicious!

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  9. I totally agree, Lola! I thought it was going to be really weird, but it smelled & tasted delightful!

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  10. New to FFwDorie just last week. Late to cooking this week - still hoping to have enough energy to make it tonight. So enjoying reading all the posts and seeing what everyone did with it. Red Pepper Flakes - another good idea!

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  11. Ooh, I love the idea of red pepper flakes. I made just a wee bit for myself, but thoroughly enjoyed it :)

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  12. Lola, that's a great idea! I have now two additions for next time: bacon and chili flakes. Have a great weekend.

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  13. I love the idea of the dried red pepper flakes. I loved this recipe - it's one of my favorites. Great job.

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  14. Me too! I'm imagining how the red pepper flakes might have improved this for me. Not my favorite, but worth the try.

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  15. I will eventually make this too but you are so right about the pepper flakes. All that sweet needs something to offset.

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  16. great photo! looks delish!! I used regular raisins but your golden raisins looks very pretty mixed in with everything.

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  17. Red pepper flakes sounds like a nice addition :)

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  18. Beautiful photo! Your pasta looks so pretty with the flecks of orange zest with the cheese and parsley. Its making me want to go heat up my leftovers! :)

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  19. Cute post, Lola! :) Great idea about the red pepper flakes. This is a perfect dish to make whether for one person or a crowd of 20.

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  20. Oh, the red pepper flakes--brilliant idea! Your dish looks lovely! I felt I needed to make the whole recipe even though I'd be eating alone as well! (I should have only made half, but it was so delish, I could not resist it.)

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  21. Another winner photo of a winner dish! Beautiful. I also halved the recipe because my husband was sure he wouldn't like it. Turns out he sorta liked it so he sorta kept snitching off my plate.

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  22. I love red pepper flakes! That would have tasted great!
    Great photo by the way!

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  23. I love the red pepper flakes, too! I did the same thing. Really, though, how can you not enjoy something that looks so wonderful? Really lovely photo.

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  24. You're right. Dorie surprises you, but she doesn't let you down. It was a really unique and tasteful pasta dish.

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