Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Garlic Basil Cream w/Pancetta
So, of course it's on to testing more recipes, right? I mean, how else can I be good at this whole recipe development thing.
I have tons of recipe ideas to share. The only problem is this - I don't have the ACTUAL recipe because well, I'm developing them. So, you add a little bit of this and a little bit of that and voila - it's good.
This one was too good to pass up - soooo, I wanted to share with you guys what I did.
The idea was to combine flavors that are a match made in heaven - garlic and basil. What better way to make them live in harmony and peace than to add cream and pancetta? I know - I know - classic! And - it totally works!
So, I'll tell you how this went - it's easy. Too bad I can't give you an exact recipe though.
So, I diced chicken breast and cooked those in olive oil.
Then I added pancetta to the mix.
I tossed in shallots and fresh garlic.
I I seasoned this with fresh ground black pepper and red pepper flakes.
I added in frozen peas.
I tossed in basil.
And then the cream.
I checked for salt/pepper balance and adjusted.
I tossed in flavored linguini. This one was flavored with roasted garlic.
I added in aged Parm and topped the finished dish with more parm and basil.
Hell - how simple was that? I'll create a real recipe and share it with you guys because this definitely needs to be incorporated into an episode of Everyday Cookin.
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Enjoy the pics!
Posted by Darius T. Williams at 8:18 PM