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.
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.