Monday, January 24, 2011

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta with Feta and Kalamata Olives Ala Kevin

Every day, I read Kevin’s blog, Closet Cooking with 5000 followers, but have never made one of his recipes as they are generally too Korean or too unique for me, but when he posted this recipe, it seemed right in my flavor profile. I’d been grocery shopping the other day and bought 3 packages of Buitoni fresh pasta, one of which was Quattro Formaggi Agnolotti, what ever that is – I think it was half moon ravioli stuffed with cheese.

I made the pesto recipe per Kevin’s directions early in the day to let the flavors marry. My package of pasta was 9 oz, which doesn’t increase much like dried pasta, so I used a quarter cup of the pesto and a half recipe of the other ingredients, which was perhaps a little heavy. Here’s the result.

All I can say is don’t make this unless you want a flavor explosion in your mouth and don’t waste your money on a stuffed pasta, as the sauce will overwhelm whatever the stuffing flavor might be. I was surprised at the small amount of sauce for a whole pound of pasta, but trust me it's plenty.  I’m glad I have most of the pesto remaining and I will definitely pay closer attention to his dishes in the future. Can you tell I liked it.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Larry

11 comments:

  1. I'm not a big pesto fan for that very reason. Too much concentrated condensed strong flavor. I'll have to head over and take a look at his recipe.

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  2. I love any kind of pesto...So flavorful and yummy! Thanks for directing me to this recipe.. it's definitely a keeper!

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  3. Awe Larry.... I'm disappointed... No EGGS today!!!! Maybe you can mix a fried egg with your pesto dish... ha ha

    Sounds delicious.
    Betsy

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  4. I can tell you liked it and on your recommendation have bookmarked it for later use. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  5. This has all my favorite ingredients in it!

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  6. I have made a bread or 2 of Kevin's, but his recipes are too exotic or too complex for the hungry horde I feed. Glad you found one you liked!

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  7. I love pestos and this sounds wonderful. I posted a red pepper pesto awhile back and it is very adaptable.

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  8. I can tell that you liked his dish! I read Kevin's blog too. Pesto and pasta, you can't go wrong.

    Velva

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  9. This is my kind of eats lovely photo thanks for the visit!

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  10. I love his photos and adventurous cooking.

    This one sounds like it will knock you in the mouth with flavor, in a good way! I like roasted red pepper anyway, but this brings even more to the plate.

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  11. This sounds awesome! I love me some feta :)

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