This week the Doristas were assigned to make Dressy Pasta "Risotto." With ingredients like cream and mascarpone cheese, nothing could really go wrong with this dish. It turned out exactly the way I had imagined it, dressy, creamy and gorgeous.
What I liked best about this preparation was the fact that it is a one-pot-pasta.
Contrary to most pasta preparations, the pasta does not have to be cooked separately. It is cooked in chicken broth in the same pan in which the onions have been sauteed.. much like a risotto.. and finally finished off with a stir of heavy cream and a dressing of Parmesan and Mascarpone cheese. I added a handful of peas into the pan just to brighten up the dish and had half a mind to add some precooked bacon too.. But I am glad I didn't .. for the pasta was perfect by itself.
I served it with some sauteed mushrooms and chicken... and thought they paired up well.. but had I been lunching alone I wouldn't have bothered for a side. I liked it just as it was...
Visit French Fridays with Dorie to know what the other members thought about the pasta.