Cutting the zucchini into strips and cooking them until they're tender but still holding their shape allows them to twist and turn around the fusilli, clinging to the noodles like sauce. In addition, the pine nuts add richness to the plate, which-
At Eataly's pasta and pizza counter, Mario Batali's team serves three different pasta shapes with a choice of about five different sauces ("made by some crazy dudes," says Batali). For the first time ever, he's going to let his customers match the sauce with the pasta shape. This sauce, an ever-so-slightly creamy ragù made with ground beef, pancetta and ham, is flavored with tomato paste instead of canned tomatoes.
Spring onions are those that have been harvested early-they look like scallions with large white bulbs. If they're unavailable, use Vidalia onions. Rotini (corkscrew pasta) will work in place of fusilli.
Heat the broth mixture in the microwave to jump-start the cooking. Meanwhile, saute the aromatic ingredients in your soup pot to get this dish under way. Though we like the shape of fusilli, you can also make this soup with wide egg noodles, rotini, or even orzo.
If you've ever doubted that the Chinese invented pasta, consider rotini and its strange-and-twisty pasta cousins: fusilli, cellentani, cavatelli, gemelli, spiralini, trofiette, campanelle, cavatappi. Yes, they all have Italian names. But why go to all the trouble of twisting pasta if not to make it easier for chopsticks to grab?...
Don't underestimate this pasta. It is ravishingly good. The roasted garlic transcends this pasta into deeply flavored deliciousness and the oven-roasted cauliflower is fantastic in it's own right. All of the components of the silky, bright sauce combine to make
As you eat this unique recipe the juicy, roasted tomatoes break apart into the pasta to make the sauce right on your plate. People at the table might not even notice the extra serving of vegetables you "hid" by grating squash into the pasta, but the flavor will make it a winner.