So here we are folks, a milestone. The first blog post as and expantion on the #140recipe project I am starting on twitter. I am sure no one wants to read me blather on about it, so lets get right to the food.
sautee .25# prk, .25# bflo, 2 garlic clv, 8oz shrooms, .25t chili flakes, salt and pepr in 2T bacon fat. toss with 3oz arugala and 8oz pasta
Orecchiette with Mushrooms, Arugula and Ground Buffalo
Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 portions
8 oz dried orecchiette pasta
2 T bacon fat
2 ea garlic cloves
4 oz ground buffalo
4 oz ground pork
8 oz mixed mushrooms
1/4 t chili flakes
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper, fresh ground
Begin with the pasta. Bring 4-6 quarts of salted water to a roiling boil than add pasta. While the pasta is cooking, begin the sautéed mushrooms and meats. Heat a sauté pan over med-high heat and add bacon fat (shame on you if you don't keep a small dish of this in the fridge.) Chop the garlic and add it, along with the buffalo and pork. Let the meats cook while you chop the mushrooms (any types will do.) Add the mushrooms and turn up to high heat. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté until all the water has evaporated and you get good browning. Turn down to a simmer. Check pasta for doneness. Once pasta is done, strain and place into a large mixing bowl. Add arugula and meat mixture to the pasta and toss gently, adding a few teaspoons of pasta water if it seems too dry.
Garnish this with either shaved Parmesan cheese, cherry tomato halves, or both.
I do hope you have enjoyed this #140recipe.