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Presto Pasta Nights Round-Up No. 198

Friday, January 28, 2011 | Labels: |

This is the first round-up I am doing for Presto Pasta Nights and it has now reached the 198th instalment!  I love participating in this event and I am honoured to be doing this week's hosting.  We have a great selection of both classic and fusion pasta dishes this week.  Without further ado, let's go through the delicious pasta entries for No. 198!

Entries are posted in the order that they were received

First up, we have Shu Han from Mummy I Can Cook with her mouthwatering and gorgeous Pumpkin Ravioli with Basil Browned Butter.  The nutty flavours of the browned butter must have complemented the pumpkin to perfection.  The pasta was actually made of sourdough, a healthier alternative according to Shu Han.


Next, we have Beth from Seventh Level of Boredom with her comforting and delicious Creamy Orzo with Peas dish.  I love peas so this pasta dish is right up my alley.

Sue from Cous Cous & Consciousness sent in an appetizing and vibrant dish of Spaghetti with Shrimp and Lemon Oil inspired by one of my favourite chefs, Giada de Laurentiis.  Sue also gave us some insight on her memories of her first trip to the US where she visited San Francisco, definitely one of my favourite cities.

Spaghetti with Shrimp & Lemon Oil 1

Gay from A Scientist In The Kitchen gave us another great seafood pasta dish of Cream Dory and Linguine.  What a great idea for cooking dory fish!

Next, we have Nicole from Cocoa and Coriander's baked dish of Cheesy Butternut Squash Pasta.  Love the fact that butternut squash is so fiber-rich!

Val from More Than Burnt Toast presented an Avocado Pesto dish and included some great nutritional information on the ingredients.

So many pasta ideas already right? There's more!

Check out Vanessa from Sweet Artichoke's Bean Penne cooked in yummy and earthy pistachio pesto.

Tina from Life In The Slow Lane At Squirrel Head Manor with her comforting dish of Penne with Ricotta and Bacon of Rachael Ray fame.

Rupa from A Virtual Vegetarian presented her delicious Pasta Puttanesca (Vegetarian Version) which won her a first prize in a cooking competition.


Time for more ravioli!  Johanna from Green Gourmet Giraffe submitted her Ravioli with Spinach and Lentils with one of my favourite side dishes, potato salad.


The Sweet Kitchen submitted one of my favourite pasta dishes, Pasta Carbonara with great tips and shares a little about the origins of the classic pasta dish.  A cardinal rule we all know should know, NO cream ok?

Next, we have a fusion pasta dish from Trish of My Slap Happy Kitchen of Fusili with Curry Ginger Sauce, something she whipped up in the middle of a cold nonetheless!

Kirsten from From Kirsten's Kitchen To Yours whipped up a yummy dish of Capellini with Moroccan Style Sun-dried Tomato Pesto, her Moroccan twist on Pesto Rosso.

We have a lasagna entry! Kevin from Closet Cooking gave us a vibrant dish of Chicken, Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Lasagna, one of his favourite comfort foods, a perfect soul-warming dish for this weather.

Chicken, Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Lasagna

Next, we have Kait from Pots and Plots with her flavourful yet simple Turkey Sausage Bolognese.

Tigerfish from Teczcape - An Escape To Food, who always has creative and healthy dishes submitted her Tomato Beef Pasta.  Another great fusion pasta dish with some curry powder added into the sauce and paired with some bok choy.

Corina from Searching For Spice submitted her Homemade Tapenade on Pasta, the tapenade is extremely versatile and she used some as fillings for sandwiches as well.

Ruth of Once Upon A Feast, the creator of this event joined in the fun herself, with her Pasta Soup undoubtedly a welcome dish in the midst of flu season!


Muneeba from An Edible Symphony gave us a pretty bow-tie pasta dish of Farfalle with Broccoli and Beef.


Lastly, here is my own entry to this week's round-up, Hong Kong Soy Sauce Udon, my interpretation of the Hong Kong everyday noodle dish with chives and fish cakes.


This concludes the round-up for Presto Pasta Nights No. 198 and a big thank you to everyone who participated this week and of course to Ruth for graciously allowing me to host.  Check out Presto Pasta Nights for information on how you can participate next time if you missed this round.  Next week's host will be the creator herself, Ruth of Once Upon A Feast, send your entries via email to her at ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com .   See you next week!


tigerfish said...

The turn out is great! Fabulous round up too. Thanks for hosting one of my fav. events.

Kevin said...

Great pasta roundup!

Jen (Tastes of Home) said...

TF - thanks for joining in!

Kevin - thanks!

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