Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What's for Dinner?

Something I accomplished this summer was going through that stack of magazines and cutting out the recipes of possibility. And I've actually been making some of them!

The other day I had to go to the store for something I've not bought before: two ounces of prosciutto. The clerk cut it with incredible care, layering the four slices in sheets of paper in the package. And our dinner was just wonderful!
Here's the recipe, from the October 2008 issue of Cooking Light:

Pasta with Prosciutto and Spinach

1 9-ounch package fresh cheese tortellini (such as DiGiorno)
1 Tbsp pine nuts
1 tsp olive oil
6 large garlic cloves, finely chopped (I substituted jarred chopped garlic)
1 6-ounch package fresh baby spinach
1/4 Cup shredded Parmesan cheese (the real stuff, not the kind in the tall green "can")
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced

Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain. Transfer pasta to a large bowl.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add nuts to pan; cook 1-1/2 minutes or until toasted, stirring occasionally. Add nuts to bowl.

Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Add garlic to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add spinach to pan; cook 2 minutes or until spinace wilts, stirring constantly. Add spinach mixture, cheese, and remaining ingredients to bowl and toss well. 4 servings, 1 cup each.

We served it with a side dish of fresh canteloupe.

Yum.

10 comments:

joanne lendaro said...

Sounds wonderful!! What time is dinner??

blushing rose said...

Nummy! Throw extra plates on that table ... chuckle!

Welcome Gail on her lst day blogging @ shabbycottageshoppe.blogspot.com.
Have a beautiful day. TTFN ~Marydon

*karendianne. said...

You could have mentioned I finally showed up for dinner - for once. If you would have done that I could have offered my critique of the meal. But since you left me out, I'll simply say: It was good.

kimquiltz said...

Sounds wonderful. We love to eat tortellini's on Tuesday late afternoon just before Big Man turns in early for the sleep before the trip to California in the wee hours. I'll try this next week! Thank you.

Salem Stitcher said...

Yum. I'm heading for the grocery store now.

Nicole said...

Now, I can do that. In fact, I will be doing that for dinner tomorrow. Thanks!

Micki said...

I will have to try that recipe...It sounds so yummy!
Micki

Kristina said...

If I could find pasture-raised prociutto, I'd be a very happy girl! Yum!

Anonymous said...

For supper tonight I am making a healthy Italian vegetable soup from M. Hazan classic It. cook book. I really enjoy reading your blog, it is always so positive. Pam from Virginia

Moira said...

Sounds delicious! Thanks for posting it Nancy. Will try it one day 'cause I love pasta.