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Big Black Dog: One Great Pasta!!!

June 24, 2008

One Great Pasta!!!


I've been craving pasta lately. I mean I could easily eat pasta 2-3 times a day. And I made one of the best dishes last night! I know, I know that I use the word "best" way too much. But honestly this pasta was SOooooooo good and such an easy, perfect dish for summer. If you've never made one of my savory recipes, this is the one to make.

It did need a little salt which I neglected to add until it was plated. But next time I will add a tsp of anchovy paste.



Arugula Pesto
Recipe developed in the kitchen of Big-Black-Dog

4 cloves of garlic
1 1/2 c. fresh, baby arugula
1 c. fresh basil leaves
1/4 c. pine nuts
1/4 c. pecans
1/4 c. grated Parmesan
1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1 lb pasta
6-8 sun dried tomatoes, 1/4" slices
Salt to taste

Put the first 8 ingredients in your food processor and process until smooth. If it's too thick just add a little bit more EVOO. Taste before adding any salt.

Cook pasta according to package directions and drain. Put pasta in a large bowl and add the pesto and gently toss until each piece is lightly coated with pesto. Add sliced dried tomatoes and toss again. Serve warm. DELICIOUS!




Although we planted our garden and it's doing wonderfully, so far only herbs are available and I did use my own basil in my pasta. How I love to just walk out behind our barns and pick my own herbs. My arugula pasta is my entry in the Grow Your Own #11 hosted by Andrea of Andrea's Recipes.





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8 Comments:

Blogger Lucy said...

WOW! Truly a "GREAT" pasta dish there!! YUMMY!

And.... did Joe get a taste???? ;-)

June 24, 2008 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Carmen said...

compliments

June 24, 2008 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger giz said...

Pesto and sun dried tomatoes work for me no matter what they're in. This looks spectacular.

June 24, 2008 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger OhioMom said...

I will join you in saying I can eat pasta just about every day :) This dish looks really delish !

June 24, 2008 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Andrea's Recipes (Grow Your Own) said...

My husband would also eat pasta for every meal! We make pesto with our basil each summer, too, and I love that smell when it all gets mixed together. Your pasta looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your lovely dish with Grow Your Own!

July 5, 2008 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Natashya said...

Hi, I am back to look at your oven, I mean your GYO submission. I could also eat pasta for every meal. Your pesto looks great, I like the addition of the pecans. Great work!

July 8, 2008 at 7:21 AM  
Anonymous african vanielje said...

That's got to be one of my all time perfect dishes as well. Anchovy paste would be good, but I like the crunch of a little maldon salt on the final dish.

July 12, 2008 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

I just love arugula and how it tastes. I'm going to give this a try!

July 21, 2008 at 8:29 AM  

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