Saturday, May 21, 2011

Fiddleheads and Melrose

Apparently playing in the garden did inspire me to get my sorry butt back into the kitchen, but it didn't deter me from trashy television. I'd forgotten I had some fiddleheads in the fridge. Typically I have them cooked on a fire/grill in a foil pouch, but I thought I'd try something different. A quick google for inspiration later and I was set to make a tomato-fiddlehead pasta with balsamic vinegar.

I started with my basic tomato pasta sauce base - onion, garlic, salt, pepper, oil and canned tomatoes. I was shocked to discover that I had not one single can of diced tomatoes in the house.
I've seriously neglected my pantry stocking as of late, guess it's time to get back on track. I did have whole plum tomatoes though, and I think they actually worked out better than what I'd originally envisioned.

I let the tomatoes, etc. cook down while the pasta water boiled. Then I added some balsamic, the fiddleheads and finished with a healthy dose of parmesan. A quick toss of pasta and I settled onto the couch with a springy, healthy dinner and blew through a few episodes of the ultimate early 90s smut-fest, Melrose Place. I just discovered the WHOLE series is streaming on Netflix. Yikes.

1 comment:

  1. Looks yummy!!! Did the flavor or the balsamic come out? And good call on the Melrose!!! Did Matt Fielding come out?