Happy Three Free Thursday, Blog Readers! To recap the process, on the first Thursday, I select three free recipes from sources on Twitter. On the following Thursday, I report back via blog entry the full results of my adventures in the kitchen and let you know if you should try these recipes at home. Enjoy!
Recipe: Pasta w/ Butternut Squash & Sage
- To make this a vegetarian recipe, eliminate bacon and cook sage leaves in olive oil for 1-2 minutes to infuse flavor of sage into the cooking oil.
- Penne/ziti are boring! Mix it up with farfalle ("bowties") or campanelle (“bells”). Try using wheat or whole grain pastas to enhance the nutty flavor. This dish would also go famously atop a bed of cheese tortellini.
- Go for it - add a little extra Parmesan cheese and bacon to make the dish more savory. There's loads of time until bathing suit season truly begins...
- Don't forget to toast the almonds. It's the little things in this recipe that add tremendous flavor and make this dish memorable.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Thanks for reading Part III of this week's Three Free Thursday! Feel free to send in recipe suggestions for Three Free Thursday on Twitter to @RecipEngineer or by e-mail RecipEngineer@gmail.com