CSA 2011 · Recipes

Like pasta and scallions? Make this

I have a TON of scallions to use up, so I’ve been desperate to find good recipes that include scallions. This one, from Food & Wine, is a keeper!


In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the orecchiette until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking water.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add the sliced scallions and garlic and cook over low heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the white wine and cook over moderate heat until reduced by half, about 5 minutes.

Add 1/2 cup of water and puree the mixture in a blender until smooth. Season the scallion sauce with salt and pepper.

Wipe out the pasta pot and heat the olive oil in it. Add the arugula and Swiss chard; cook over high heat until wilted, 5 minutes. Add the pasta, scallion sauce and the reserved pasta cooking water and simmer, tossing and stirring, until the sauce is thick, about 3 minutes.

Stir in the mascarpone, season the pasta with salt and pepper and serve.

This made four hefty servings in about half an hour, maybe a little longer when you factor in all the appliances and pots and pans I had to drag out. It left my kitchen a huge mess! But it was very tasty:)

Since I’m going to have a steady supply of scallions through my CSA for the foreseeable future, here are a couple other recipes I’m anxious to try:

And my favorite cream cheese flavor of all time, scallion, for spreading on a bagel on a Sunday morning. Yum!!

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