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 (I used an immersion blender, which is so much easier). 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:

Stay tuned to see which ones I try………..
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