giovedì, novembre 19

La pasta al FARRO...or SPELT pasta!


After lots of sweet treats, let's go back to something savoury!!!
I must say that PASTA is not one of my favourite dish and I never make it just for myself.
But since my dad brought me home a package of SPELT pasta directly from a mill in north west Italy, I could easily change my mind!
I really love the strong, full and a bit particular taste of spelt that comes out when you bite the pasta...and it matches perfectly with any kind of veggie!



When I move to Australia, I was a bit worried not to have my spelt pasta anymore,
but luckily a regular "load" arrived in my mail box to make me and my dinner guests always happy!!!



Here I tried with some grilled vegetables...
well, it turned out to be a perfect and colourful spring/summer dish
(I think it would be nice even cold as a pasta salad)!



SPELT PASTA with GRILLED ZUCCHINI and CARROTS

serves 2:
160g spelt pasta
2-3 carrots
2-3 zucchinis
bunch of basil
2-3 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper

Slice lengthwise carrots and zucchini and grilled in a hot grill plate sprinkled with salt. Put then the grilled veggies in a big frying pan (or a wok) with a bit of olive oil and let rest.Cook the pasta in salty boiling water (it's a kind of pasta that stay quite hard, so do not overcook!!), drain and transfer to the pan with veggies. Add some basil leaf and heat through, tossing to combine. Transfer to dish, add some more fresh basil and pepper.

2 commenti:

dolci a ...gogo!!! ha detto...

ciao, la pasta al farro è buonissima e sana, veramente ottimo questo piatto pero al ricetta la divi mettere anche in italiano:-)bacioni imma

peterconiglio ha detto...

Looks yummy! I think I can get spelt pasta here in NYC. Will definitely give it a try.