A Trip Along The Northern Coast of Sicily-Cefalu to Palermo

10 11 2011

It is difficult to cover the history and culture of all of the interesting villages and cities of this beautiful island.  The You Tube below should entice  the discriminating traveler to race out a purchase a round trip ticket to Palermo.  After your visit you may find you’ve wasted the money for the return ticket.

Pasta with Ricotta e Pecorino and Asparagus

The best Ricotta comes from Sicily. This dish is a sample of old peasant cooking using ingredients that are on hand.

1 lb of Penne, shells, Farfali or Spaghetti.

1 lb of asparagus-Woody ends trimmed

1 clove of finely chopped garlic

8 ounces of whole milk

1 onion chopped

2-3 tablespoons of grated pecorino

salt and pepper to taste

fresh parsley

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the asparagus and boil for about 4 minutes. Remove the asparagus and place in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.  Bring the water back to a boil.  Add tablespoon of salt and the pasta. Cook uncovered until al dente.

Cut the asparagus diagonally  into 1/4 inch pieces and combine the them with remaining ingredients in a large bowl while pasta is cooking. Combine mixture and when the pasta is cooked, drain and add to the bowl. Mix and serve.


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2 responses

12 11 2011
joseph damato

may i have your blog address again, please.

13 11 2011
scpello

No, thank you.

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