Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Diet: Blown

Just had a really delicious Barefoot Contessa dish: lemon fusilli with arugula. The zoing of the lemon juice counteracts the peppery bitterness of the arugula, and the result is amazing.

But don't let the title fool you: it's far from healthy, in that it's all encased in a heavy cream sauce. (I know!!)

Typically, when I see heavy cream as an ingredient, I buy light cream instead. But the last couple of times I'd experimented with that, the cream broke up and the sauce never really jelled properly.

It's not often that I eat anything with heavy cream, so now I'm feeling a big sluggish.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm curling up with a good book and planning my morning walk to work some of it off.

You can find the recipe online here.


Anonymous said...

Don't forget the delicious cheese.


Spandrel Studios said...

Oh, that's right! This cheese was pretty spectacular on its own, but it made this dish even better! It was the kind that tastes very similar to Parmagiano.

Kitty said...

Mark has a thing against cream based sauces, so we don't eat any. Yknow eating is so social that it really matters what your partner prefers to eat.

I doubt one night of pasta will blow all your hard work!

Spandrel Studios said...

Yes, usually I'm the cream police! My husband is a great judge of delicious recipes, though, so sometimes I cut him some slack. This one was a winner - just not something we'll have all the time.