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Peco
02-11-2012, 10:48 AM
Home alone so I played around a little. Made some pastarolls for lunch ... they were good, but need some refinement.

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k533/kokkeforum/Food/lunch.jpg

mhenry
02-11-2012, 11:10 AM
Wow! Those are beautiful. I bet they were deeeelish

Peco
02-11-2012, 11:33 AM
Wow! Those are beautiful. I bet they were deeeelish
Sure was, but as said, they can get better :D

mhenry
02-11-2012, 11:34 AM
Tell me more about the sauce and filling please



Sure was, but as said, they can get better :D

Deckhand
02-11-2012, 11:40 AM
Home alone so I played around a little. Made some pastarolls for lunch ... they were good, but need some refinement.

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k533/kokkeforum/Food/lunch.jpg

Damn thought I was on the wrong site. Looks like the cover shot for Bon Appetite. Amazing!

Peco
02-11-2012, 11:43 AM
Filling is ricotta mixed with chives, tarragon, thyme, parmasan, egg yolk, salt and peber. Sauce is browned butter mixed with soysauce and balsamic vinegar.

Peco
02-11-2012, 11:44 AM
Damn thought I was on the wrong site. Looks like the cover shot for Bon Appetite. Amazing!

Thanks a lot :D

mhenry
02-11-2012, 11:57 AM
Thanks



Filling is ricotta mixed with chives, tarragon, thyme, parmasan, egg yolk, salt and peber. Sauce is browned butter mixed with soysauce and balsamic vinegar.

Peco
02-11-2012, 11:58 AM
You are welcome.

Deckhand
02-11-2012, 12:12 PM
Your welcome. Thanks for posting the recipe. Nice plating and photography.

Andrew H
02-11-2012, 01:29 PM
If you made that for lunch, what did you have for dinner?

Peco
02-11-2012, 01:33 PM
A sandwich lol

Ucmd
02-11-2012, 01:54 PM
How'd ya make the pasta....please

Peco
02-11-2012, 02:07 PM
There are tons of suggestions on google - easier to do a search :D

maxim
02-11-2012, 02:32 PM
Nice done Peco. :doublethumbsup: Picture looks also great !!

Peco
02-11-2012, 02:36 PM
Thanks M :D

HHH Knives
02-11-2012, 04:15 PM
Peco. :hungry: Mmmm Mmmmmmm good looking lunch! Great pictures and presentation.. :doublethumbsup:

mano
02-11-2012, 06:20 PM
Excellent presentation.

What exactly do you have to refine? The learning curve on fresh pasta is pretty quick.

Peco
02-11-2012, 06:28 PM
Flavors ...

Lucretia
02-13-2012, 01:22 PM
That's a FIRST try? It looks and sounds fabulous.

Peco
02-13-2012, 04:29 PM
:D

WildBoar
02-13-2012, 04:41 PM
Flavors ...So which part of it worked vs did not work? The manicotti filling sounds spot-on, but I'll admit I've never had any with a sauce other then tomato sauce. Browned butter seems like it would work ok, but curious how the soy and balsalmic vinegar affected things. I like the mushrooms -- seems like a good addition.

Flavors aside, that photo should be on the cover of a cooking magazine :hungry:

Peco
02-14-2012, 02:22 AM
The combo of flavors was 1 huge umami bomb ... could use some additional acidity and maybe a little sweetness. Sauce was good but need some refinement - a little "heavy".

Thanks for the kind words - an iphone did the trick - who said iphonecams sucks :D

stereo.pete
02-14-2012, 10:28 AM
Well played sir! I know it has been stated a few times before but I absolutely love the presentation.

mano
02-14-2012, 11:18 AM
It seems the "flavor" problem has nothing to do with the pasta itself, but how was prepared.

Making good, light pasta is pretty simple and it seems like you nailed it.

Most any manicotti with a cheese filling is going to be relatively heavy and unami no matter how thin you make the pasta.

UCChemE05
02-14-2012, 01:06 PM
That looks awesome!

What did you feel like needed refinement?

Peco
02-14-2012, 01:16 PM
It seems the "flavor" problem has nothing to do with the pasta itself, but how was prepared.

Making good, light pasta is pretty simple and it seems like you nailed it.

Most any manicotti with a cheese filling is going to be relatively heavy and unami no matter how thin you make the pasta.

Exactly, has nothing to do with the pasta!

Peco
02-14-2012, 01:18 PM
That looks awesome!

What did you feel like needed refinement?

As said above, some acidity and sweetness ...

DK chef
02-15-2012, 02:07 AM
Cool Peco :) Nice plate and dish, love it.

I guess the Italians guests was great inspiration, they inspired me :)