Beggar’s Linguine

I was happy that this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was a quick and easy one because I have been feeling a bit under the weather all week.  My brain is still a bit fuzzy today so my post will probably be short and sweet.

This week’s recipe is called Beggar’s Linguine.  I was a little unsure about this one…we like pasta, but the combination of pistachios, almonds, figs and raisins was a little different.  Plus it has A LOT of butter!  Still, part of the fun of participating in FFwD is trying recipes we might not try otherwise.

Pistachios, Almonds, Figs and Raisins

Beggar’s Linguine got off to a good start with the wonderful smell as the butter browned on the stove!  The nuts and fruits are sauteed in the browning butter.  When the pasta is cooked, toss it all with a little Parmesan cheese, then garnish with orange zest and parsley.

My mother-in-law happened to be over the night I made this so I invited her to stay for dinner.  She called the pasta “superb”!  The orange zest really made the dish – it brought all the flavors together.  Everyone (including my 7 year old) had seconds.

While I enjoyed making and eating this dish, I’m not sure I’ll make it again.  It’s a little out of our “favorite flavors” range and there’s an awful lot of butter.

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8 responses to “Beggar’s Linguine

  1. Glad you enjoyed it. Agreed that the flavor range was unique on this one! Although, I can see myself making again. And it was so fast!

  2. I”ll definitely be cutting on the butter next time. I halved the recipe, and could have probably gotten away with half a bar instead of 3/4. You must be thrilled that everyone enjoyed the dish!

  3. When I don’t have to ‘sell’ the dinner to family I will try out a single serving version of this. I did like my variation though!

  4. I really enjoyed the flavors in this dish. The amount of butter can be easily cut in half, I thought it was too much.

  5. I am sorry that you have been under the weather – hope you are feeling better! Your dish looks lovely!

  6. Impressing the mother in law! If that’s not flip your hair fabulousness – what is?
    Great post!

  7. That picture looks fantastic! I have to say that I’m shocked your 7 year old even tried it – neither of mine would get close!

  8. Always nice to impress the mother-in-law! I wish I had liked this one more… But was glad to try it. You never know. Glad you are feeling better.

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