Sunday, January 16, 2011

She's Cooking Again

Yep, I have been cooking.  I mean I always cook but I was cooking some new things this week.  We were expecting a HUGE snowstorm so I decided what a better way to really stay in the kitchen and cook it up, so I did.

I made Fettuccine with a Sage Butter

Fettuccine (or pasta of choice)
4 Tablespoons of butter
10 Sage leaves
1/4 lemon juiced
1/4 cup grated Parmagiano-Reggiano

While your pasta cooks, melt your butter in a 12-14 inch sauce pan, until golden brown color ("noisette") appears in the thinnest liquid of the butter.  Add Sage leaves and remove from the heat.  Add lemon juice and set aside.  Drain the pasta but leave some cooking water, and gently pour into the saute pan and return to the heat.  Add the cheese, toss to coat and serve immediately.
(Adapted from Mario Batali)

So, tasty!  I thoroughly enjoyed this pasta dish.  I will be making it again, especially since it was easy-peasy.

I made it with some skirt steak, also easy peasy.

Skirt Steak
2 Chipotle Chilis in Adobo
2 tablespoons Olive Oil (add more if needed)

Blend Chilis, olive oil and salt in mini chopper or blender.  Brush on steak, let marinate for 1/2 hour.  Grill.  I did not grill as it is out of gas so I did it in a pan on my stove and it came out FANTASTIC!  So tasty and a nice little compliment for my pasta.

I hope you will try the recipes, I truly love to cook and really like it when you write your comments to me.


  1. I love any pasta dish and this one looks easy and delish Ziz ~ will have to try it out this week!

  2. You are fabulous! I have sage in the fridge and need to use it - this is perfect! Thank you my friend~