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.
Some butter.
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.

(great transition)

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Enjoy the pics!
-Darius











45 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, how delicious looking! It's 7 am and I could eat that dish...

Cheers,

Rosa

Nina Timm said...

I haven't had breakfast, but I could have some of this right now!!

Peter M said...

See, the food looks better on squar plates...the triangle begone!

doggybloggy said...

nice dish - the pasta looks perfect.

Natashya said...

All great flavours.. another winner!

Elra said...

Judging from the list of ingredients, I know how delicious this dish was. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Cheers,
Elra

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks wonderful! I bet it smelled absolutely divine while you were cooking it.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

It's awfully hard to go wrong with pancetta and cream! Those are some of my favorite ingredients.

Colleen said...

This looks DELICIOUS! Not so good for my high-cholesterol husband though - lol - i will have to make it for myself!

Laquita said...

I was trying not to log on because I knew after just reading the title that by the end of your post my mouth would be wartering! And of course I am at work - starving with nothing but a vending machine holding stale goods, and hours to go until I get out of here :o)

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Can't go wrong with cream and pancetta. This looks delicious!

Emily said...

That pasta looks delicious!
I'd love to be able to find some pancetta that wasn't spoiled.

The Goddess said...

That has my mouth watering. That looks amazing. Can you PRETTY PLEASE move to Denver and cook for me full time. Really!!!!!

The Goddess said...

OH WOW!!!! I just noticed the new plate. Love the color.

Heather said...

The only thing better than pasta with cheese is pasta with bacon and cheese.

Dragon said...

Love the plates, love the dish. :)

Snooty Primadona said...

This looks & sounds absolutely delicioso. And hey - I'm good with no actual measurements. I seldom use them anyway because I like to go by taste.

I guess that statement proves I'll never be a chef, just a house frau that cooks, lol....

Amba said...

Wow! Just stumble don your blog as I am a fan of N'Drea's. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing with the world

Debbie said...

I'm here at work just getting hungrier by the minute looking at this recipe...I want to make this.

Hayley said...

Looks tasty, love the pictures. And thanks for stopping by my site.

Allie said...

Looks beautiful!

Bridgett said...

Delicious and perfectly comforting. I am loving the new blog! Great job, Darius.

Katherine Aucoin said...

You definitely found peace and harmony with those combination of flavors. I'm giving this one a try!

TavoLini said...

oh man, that looks SOOOOO good! Perfectly easy, perfectly elegant :)

Marjie said...

I love things that just fall together out of your cupboard - they're always the best!

TSannie said...

That looks mouth-wateringly good!

Stopped by from Snooty - glad I did. Off to explore your new site now.

The Duo Dishes said...

Looks good. Real good.

Foodycat said...

That looks so good! I've never had roast garlic linguine but I want to source some now - it'd be so good with so many things!

Nicole said...

Well young man, you HAVE been busy! Happy belated birthday, happy holidays, happy new year and so glad you enjoyed your trip to the Caribbean! This pasta looks great as does that jerk chicken. YUM!

Dawn said...

I hope you're writing down all your creations, I forget sometimes and then I kick myself later.
Looks good though; always love how you kick it up a few notches.

mikky said...

I want some right now... :)

Gemini Girl aka GG said...

you make it sound so simple...I feel like I could do this...mmmmmm looks delish! Thanks so much for sharing your recipes!!

elly said...

This looks amazing. Can't go wrong with pancetta and cream, that's for sure!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Darius

My life has been hectic, but I promise I'll check out your website and Youtube videos tomorrow and I'm looking forward to seeing them.

You are a talented chef and you make everything look so good!
Congrats on all your achievements!

Cheryl said...

yum yum yum, great pictures too!

Deborah said...

Oh, yum!! This is my kind of meal!!

bunny said...

My mouf is a watering man!!! I need some of this in THE worst way! Dangit!!! Honestly this looks like another amazingly delicious dish, Bravo!!

Jaime said...

mmm i am jealous. i love garlic and basil... and i wish i could just throw things together in the kitchen and have them turn out right. that's why i'm a baker and not a cook!! please share your recipe soon :)

Jeanne said...

That is a true classic :)

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