This recipe is ridiculously simple, but also completely unexpected. A savory pasta dish with cinnamon, parsley, and brown butter? Don’t knock it til you try it. It’s complex, refreshing, and completely delicious, a great side dish to serve warm or at room temperature. The cinnamon is barely noticeable, just deepening the warm, toasty flavor of the beautiful brown butter.
Try it with Middle Eastern and Greek flavors, cuisines that are skilled at incorporated a variety of spices we tend to think of as “sweet” into savory dishes. This pasta, a piece of marinated, grilled meat, and some roasted vegetables or a green salad are all you need for an easy yet sophisticated meal.
Note: Bring leftovers to room temperature or gently reheat in a pot before re-serving -- the butter will congeal in the fridge to a less-than-ideal texture, but allowing the dish to warm will return it to its delicious state.
Serves 4 as a side and can easily be doubled for a crowd. Adapted from Gourmet Magazine.
Both of these recipes are kind of magical -- they take super simple ingredients like water, flour, butter, salt, and Vanns Smoked Spanish Paprika and turn them into beautiful, impressive golden brown focaccia and a deeply orange-red, perfectly flavored smoked paprika butter to be spread on top. It makes a great appetizer for any occasion, but be careful that your guests don’t fill themselves up on it! It’s a little bit addictive.
Father's Day is coming up this weekend, and you know what that means -- big, tasty breakfast time! If you're going for a savory situation, with bacon, eggs, toast, and whatever else Dad loves, this is a great recipe to add a touch of sweetness to the end.
It’s going to be a cold one on the East Coast this weekend — time for a warming breakfast that gives you the power and energy to get through the day. Here’s one amazing option — Shakshuka! Not only is it fun to say, it’s a delicious, savory, healthy egg dish that makes for an exciting and comforting meal.
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