…in the words of Rachael Ray. This recipe is pretty awesome and has become a weekly regular. This week, I was able to use veggies from the Farmer’s Market and went for diced tomato instead of cherry tomatoes since they were available.
Stir-Fried Pasta Primavera
from Rachael Ray Magazine
3 cups broccoli florets
12 oz. fettuccine
2 T vegetable oil
1 red onion, halved and sliced 1/4 in. thick
4 carrots, sliced 1/4 in. thick
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
salt & pepper
3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup grated parmesan
1/4 cup chopped basil
In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook broccoli until bright green, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a colander, reserving the water in the pot. Add the pasta to pot and cook until al dente; drain, reserving 1/4 cup of pasta cooking water.
Meanwhile, heat 14 in. flat bottomed wok over high heat until a bead of water vaporizes upon contact. Swirl in 1 Tblspn. oil. Add onion and using metal spatula, stir-fry until it is fragrant, about 1 minute.
Swirl in remaining 1 Tblspn. oil. Add broccoli and carrots and stir fry until the carrots begin to wilt, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and stir-fry for 1 minute. Swirl in cream, bring to a boil and remove from heat. Stir in parmesan and basil. Add pasta and water if needed. Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
We don’t have a wok, so I use a large stainless steel frying pan, typically cooking over medium heat or a bit higher and for a little longer than the recommended times.
June has been great! My weekly trip to the Farmer’s Market started out like this:
Now, I come home with almost more than I can carry:
Hiking has been particularly interesting since snowfall amounts were much higher this year than in the past 30 years l slid around in the snow the other day in summer gear.
You may recognize this place or think I just post the same picture, sitting around pretending like I’m adventurous and out hiking all the time. Dream Lake is a place I frequent 1) because of the beauty 2) because the trail is very accessible 3) because I can wander alone yet not fear being gobbled by bears or mountain lions. The trail is heavily traveled by tourists.
The month of July will bring more warm temperatures, fading green as the area dries out, a high risk of forest fires, and less snow on the mountains. However, it rarely rains other than an occasional afternoon thunderstorm. I can dig it!