To get started I chopped the nuts, figs, and chives and zested my orange. I knew that once the pasta cooked, things would move quickly. I then started the pasta boiling. Meanwhile, I melted the butter, added the nuts, figs, and raisins. I let the butter brown slightly and then added the drained pasta, and the parmesan cheese. That was pretty much it! I might not have been in a chic paris bistro but, my pasta couldn't have been any better. Served with some Italian bread, a salad and a nice glass of wine! Quick, and I thought, so scrumptious! Ok, one last thing…I loved this dish but my husband took one bite and requested some jarred spaghetti sauce! He is not a very adventurous eater! He didn't rate this a 10 and does not consider it a keeper! Oh well…you can't win them all! I will make this again, if only for myself!
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans new book "Around My French Table". Since we are cooking as a group from this book, we are asked not to publish the recipes. However, this one Dorie has published herself and you can find it here.
|View of my front yard…rain and melting snow!|
|The butter melting|
|Chopped nuts, raisins, and chopped figs|
|The lovely Beggar's Linguine|