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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pomodori e Vino~ Bottarga

This is not officially my week to post for Pomodori e Vino. When we drew straws, this was Jan's day.
~But there are times when you just need to break the rules. THiS Is one of them!
In fact for a brief time~ there were '4 pomodori' in Italy.Jan and I found ourselves in Venice at the same time... and the recipe she needed to make was Marcella's Pasta with Bottarga Sauce.
I posted before on our trip to the market in Venice looking for Sardinian mullet roe. We found what we were looking for at the Casa Parmingiano. With our purchases in tow we headed to Jan's apartment to cook up our Bottarga Sauce.
Walking through the streets of Venice,
with a recipe from the amazing Marcella,
to cook (and eat) something we really had no clue about.
That is the kind of excitement that just makes me giggle!
The recipe, as many in the Essentials of Italian Cooking, is simple in it's ingredients. The process of cooking the garlic, onions, and mullet roe is a layering of flavors.
We were both a bit afraid of the overwhelming fishyness~ but to no avail. Once again, Marcella has presented a perfect blend of light Italian flavors.
The process, the flavors, the memory,
This was one of those moments in life you just can't make up!
Y'all enjoy~


Anonymous said...

What timing to have the two of you in Venice to cook that recipe together - it sounds like a blast was had by all!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Making an Italian recipe in an aprtment in Venice...does it get any better than that?

Dar said...

You certainly had an ispirational tour of foods. And, thanks to you, we have all had our taste buds teased and tempted.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Jerry~ the fact that 4 of us were there is amazing. A BLAST for all!
Val~ if so you'll have to let me know :-)
Dar~ Now hopefully I'll find the time to share some recipes.

nanny said...

Sounds like a perfect day.....
You have so many wonderful memories to sit and ponder/ha

Chef E said...

Ummm, I fall under the spell of a pasta dish like this!

Deborah said...

Ahh, Sandi. It was so much fun to follow the exploits of four of our Pomodori in Venezia.
Did you email Victor and Marcella the link to this blog entry.
I know they would love to see it.

jan said...

It was truly an unforgettable experience. Thanks, Sandi, for sharing it with me. Baci...

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