Friday, 21 November 2008

Presto Pasta Nights #90: Round up

Phew! I was a little overwhelmed by the number of entries this week. There were plenty of pasta dishes submitted for this week's Presto Pasta Nights and I was very impressed by the variety and creativity. There were dishes made from scratch to deal with various food allergies, fusion dishes, as well as more traditional ones. Soups, salads, tomato-based, cream sauce, cheese sauce, stir fries... The possibilities are indeed endless. I hope you get some good ideas for the week ahead from the following bloggers, as well as discover some new food blogs.

PPN 90

The entries are listed in the order that they were received:

First we have pasta with a chilli twist from Sangeeth of Art of Cooking Indian Food - pasta with chilli sauce.
Art of cooking indian food

Judith from Think On It! made innovative use of a duck in a pasta with duck ragu.
duck ragu

To deal with her kid's egg allergy, Libby from The Allergic Kid made flax seed pasta from scratch, and submitted not one but two dishes: Flax Seed Noodles with Miso Glaze and Pumpkin Ravioli.
Flax Seed NoodlesPumpkin Ravioli

Eliza, who runs Notes From My Food Diary, made a Florentine Pasta Salad with Lemon. Sounds very refreshing.
Florentine Pasta Salad with Lemon

Ruth from Once Upon A Feast (who started PPN) made Pasta Puttanesca with Shrimp for this week.
Pasta Puttanesca with Shrimp

Kevin is one of the most prolific food blogger that I know and his entry combined two of my favourite food: Shrimp Carbonara.
Shrimp Carbonara

Abigail from Mamatouille submitted her very first PPN entry, a Red Lentil, Spinach, and Ginger Penne.
Red lentil, spinach and ginger penne

Daphne from More Than Words gave us this unusual combination of a Spicy Mango Pasta Bake. I love mango so no complaints from me!
Spicy mango pasta bake

Kiichenetta from Got No Milk offers up an Arugula ravioli with marinara sauce, made from wonton wrappers!

Patsy from Family, Friends and Food cooked up their favourite comfort food, lagsana.

We have another wheat-free noodle dish from Ning of Heart and Hearth. The Stir-Fry Mung Bean Vermicelli with Beef looks really good and I love mung bean vermicelli (also called glass noodles or bean thread noodles).
stir fry mung bean vermicelli

Eugenia from treats us with a colourful Hearty Pasta Salad.
hearty pasta salad

Leemei Tan from My Cooking Hut cooked up a Tagliatelle with Spicy Sausage, Courgette, and Petit Pois.

From Marie, of Starchy, we have Shrimp and Bokchoy Noodles. Anything with prawns wins with me!
shrimp bokchoy noodles

Katie from Thyme For Cooking submitted a dish of Pasta with Chevre, Ham and Peas in a skillet. It was a bit of challenge with a stove that had to be kindled and fired.
pasta with ham and peas

We have another fusion dish from Mary of One Perfect Bite: Spaghetti Marco Polo - A Chitalian Stir-Fry. Mmm... Prawns... \
Spaghetti Marco Polo

Apu of Annarasa - Essence of Food sent in a vegetarian pasta dish of Warm Broccoli-Spinach Pesto Salad.
Warm Broccoli-Spinach Pesto-sent

Marye from Baking Delights went with her love of cheese with this Southwestern Alfredo.
southwestern alfredo

We have another entry of homemade pasta from Glenna, of A Fridge Full Of Food, who made Chicken & Spinach Cannelloni
chicken and spinach cannelloni

Serena from Rock Cake also made Pumpkin Ravioli, so you now have two recipes to choose from.
Pumpkin ravioli from Rock Cakes

I've been a long time reader of Cook Sister and am delighted to have an entry from Jeanne. She used a less common pasta shape to cook up a orecchiette in a creamy mushroom & pesto sauce.
Cook Sister

Wiffy from Noobcook cooked up a macaroni soup that reminds me of my childhood comfort food. Check back on her blog for updates as she actually cooked macaroni for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all in one day!
macaroni soup

From Mrs Ergul of Mrs Ergul in the Kitchen, we have Chicken Cacciatore Fusilli.
Chicken Cacciatore Fusilli

Vodka with pasta?? Don't diss it till you've tried it. Check out this recipe for Penne alla Vodka from Anna of Morsels & Musings.

And finally, here is my offering of Sausage Minestrone. A warm and hearty soup for cold autumnal days.
Sausage minestrone 1

The next Presto Pasta Nights will be hosted by Daphne of More Than Words. Send your entries to daphnesu16(at) yahoo(dot)com and a cc to Ruth AT 4everykitchen DOT com, by the 27th of November.


Judith in Umbria said...

Big job well done!

daphne said...

WOW! That's alot of entries. Well done on the round up!!

I'm looking forward to hosting this coming week.

mycookinghut said...

Well done!!

Kevin said...

Great roundup!

Ruth Daniels said...

Fantastic roundup, thanks for doing such a great job hosting this week's Presto Pasta Night Roundup.

kitchenetta said...

You created a fabulous roundup. Thanks for my inclusion.

noobcook said...

nice round up, thanks! :)

Allergy Mom said...

That's an amazing round up, thank you!

VeggieGirl said...

SUCH a delectable roundup.

Ruth Daniels said...
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marye said...

awesome!thanks for hosting

Sangeeth said...

Great round up!!! Mouth watering dishes.

Pam said...

Great job on the roundup!

Abigail said...

It all looks so yummy!

Ning said...

Thanks for a wonderful round-up and your lovely write-up. Lots of interesting dishes to read and try! :)

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Wonderful roundup and a bevy of beautiful pasta/noodle dishes to try!

eliza said...

you did a great job! thanks!

Patsyk said...

Nice job on the round-up! Lots of great blogs to go and visit now!

Nilmandra said...

Thanks for the comments and compliments! I hope you enjoyed looking through the recipes and discovering new blogs.

elsye said...

great round up Nilamdra....congratulations !..Very interesting dishes to try

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