Shrimp fettuccine
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Shrimp Fettuccine

Fettuccine is my favorite Italian noodle. Toss it up with shrimp, minced garlic, chili flakes, and lots of parm and olive oil, and you've got a very tasty meal. To enhance the umami, try adding a couple chopped slices of bacon. I experimented by mincing mint leaves picked from my garden and stirring them into… Continue reading Shrimp Fettuccine

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Pappardelle with Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella

We picked up a pack of pappardelle, my favorite type of pasta noodle, from an Italian chef called Flavio in Nadi (stay tuned for a post about this colorful character). I was inspired by the pasta dish Flavio made for us when we visited his store for lunch. I riffed on it at home, adding… Continue reading Pappardelle with Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella

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Tagliatelle with Fresh Pesto

It's a treat to find fresh basil in Fiji. It's not a common item in grocery stores, but a new supermarket opened up that carries it. I made a fast, hearty and pretty meal using the basil for fresh pesto and tossing it with tagliatelle, another rare find at the new supermarket. I cheated a… Continue reading Tagliatelle with Fresh Pesto

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Squid Stuffed with Ground Beef and Peas

This is my take on an Italian classic. The prep is easy and relatively quick, and the result is a juicy filling. Ingredients: 2 squid tubes, cleaned ground beef peas parmesan to taste salt and pepper to taste Saute enough ground beef and peas with salt and pepper to stuff the squid tubes. Add parmesan… Continue reading Squid Stuffed with Ground Beef and Peas

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Pesto Tortellini With Porchetta

Bottled pesto is readily available available at supermarkets, but, when I have a chance, I like to create a homemade version. The aroma and flavor of fresh basil really pop, as do the salty, fresh bits of parmesan. I use cheese-filled tortellini in this recipe, mixed with peas and porchetta. Ingredients: 1 pack fresh basil… Continue reading Pesto Tortellini With Porchetta