It all started with a package of Portabellas…
And a trip to Lovera’s Italian Market…
All, courtesy of The Man Of Few Words.
When it comes to gift-giving, he throws convention out the window. (Gotta love a guy who knows nothing would thrill his wife more than quality ingredients and time to play with her food.)
This is one of the yummiest pasta sauces I’ve tasted recently, by it’s lonesome or served as a “side” with Portabella Pork Chops (which I’ll share in an upcoming post.)
Linguine with Gorgonzola Sauce
(adapted from the recipe on the back of the package)
8 oz. Dell’Alpe Parsley & Parmesan Linguine (or linguine of your choice)
2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 c. cream (I used half & half)
1/2 c. Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
1/3 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
Cerignola and Castelvetrano olives (for garnish)
Prepare pasta as directed on package.
Meanwhile, heat butter and cream in a small saucepan. Stir in Gorgonzola and Parmesan until melted. (I left a few “chunks” of Gorgonzola…)
When pasta is al dente, drain and return to pan. (Reserve some pasta water to thin the sauce, if desired.) Pour sauce over pasta; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with olives or what have you. Serve immediately.
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An unexpected gift? You bet! I’ve learned to expect nothing less from my true love.
Wishing you peace, joy, and gifts that tickle your fancy,