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Friday, June 15, 2012

Tagliatelle con Scamorza, Speck e Spinaci

Sunday is Father’s Day! 
It’s Dad’s special day so I decided to treat him to this inviting and flavorful dish that will be easy for me to make and enjoyable for him to eat.

Smoked scamorza

If speck (smoked prosciutto) and smoked scamorza are not available, prosciutto can be substituted for the speck and a good quality dry mozzarella can be substituted for the scamorza.

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Egg Noodles with Smoked Prosciutto and Smoked Mozzarella

1 lb. tagliatelle or egg noodles
1/4 lb. smoked scamorza (alternate dry mozzarella)
1/4 speck or prosciutto sliced thin
1 tb. butter
1/2 lb. fresh spinach
1 shallot, minced
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup parmigiano
Salt and pepper

Wash the spinach and briefly cook them over high heat.
In a pan, add the butter and brown the speck.
Add the spinach, shallot and the vegetable broth and cook for 5 minutes.
Cut the scamorza in cubes.
Cook the pasta in salted water.
Drain and mix with the spinach, the scamorza and grated parmigiano.

Hoping your Father's Day is enjoyable.