Italy, a nation of 58 million people, is a patchwork quilt of 20 distinct regions. All Italian cooking relies on olive oil, grains, and fresh, seasonal produce. Still, each area has its preferences and specialties. California and Italy have much in common, which explains why many simple Italian dishes featuring fresh ingredients are popular in the USA.
While red sauce is the most familiar match for Italian pasta, as you move into Northern Italy, the tomatoes and olive oil give way to creamy butter as a popular pasta topping. Northern Italy is a major dairy region, much like California.
Hearty enough to serve as a main course with a green salad on the side, California pasta is also a perfect accompaniment to any meat or chicken dish. It also goes well with fish because its rich yet subtle flavors do not overwhelm even the most delicate fish. This recipe works best with slightly more extensive forms of pasta, such as linguini or fettuccini, which provide a delicate balance between the pasta and butter coating. Look at little caesars coupon code website if you want to get some discount on your food delivery.
Californian pasta ingredients:
1 pound (16 ounces) dried or fresh linguini
Two tablespoons salt
Six tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
1 cup (4 ounces) Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup toasted bread crumbs
Freshly ground black pepper
Preparation: In a large (6-8 quart) pot, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add salt and pasta. While pasta is cooking, cut butter into 1-inch pieces and set aside to soften. When pasta is cooked to desired doneness, drain in a colander, reserving 1/4 cup of the pasta water. Return drained pasta to the cooking pot and add butter, half the grated cheese, and half the bread crumbs. Add the reserved pasta … Read the rest