Tale of Two Michaels
Meet Little Michael. He was my apprentice for the day and passed with flying colors.
|Litttle Michael In Action|
Assorted Focaccia (Tarry Market)
Fried Red Pepper Medley with Iberian Pimenton
EVOO Marinated Roasted Jalapeno Peppers
Umbrian Pecorino Cheese
Sharp Auricchio Provolone
Tagliatelle al Pomodoro
Braised Brazilian Carne Seca (Oregano and Garlic Sauce)
Sauted Artichokes Hearts
Roasted Lemon Potato Wedges
Tomato Cucumber Mozzarella Salad
A few details about today's pasta. These tagliatelle were extra light and I did this by almost omitting any use of egg. Most recipes you will find include lots of eggs when making the dough . But,. as you know my dear Fans, I am adverse to eggs. So I barely used 3 eggs for more than 3 1/2 pounds of flour.
For this pasta I use about 75% "00" (Doppio Zero" Italian flour with another 25% semolina flour. That provided the extra gluten content to make a good.
We ran this batch of tagliatelle through the rollers with a setting that was ab bit t thinner than usual. This made them delicate , very fast to cook and lighter to the palette.
Finally , the tomato sauce was also very simple, a mixture of crushed (Pomi' brand) and fresh grape and tomatoes that ripen in my kitchen over periods of 2-3 weeks.. The sauce was flavored with just 1 clove of garlic (not crushed) , and some fresh basil.
|Tagliatelle Spread (uncooked)|
Little Michael; welcome to my island !
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