torn pasta with burnt butter, salmon & dill

July 6, 2012

I’m a strange kind of supermarket shopper.

Maybe not strange. Quirky perhaps? Certainly not efficient.

You see, I get this urge to walk up and down every single aisle before finishing my shop, ostensibly so I don’t forget anything. (Honestly, because I am a discount shopping marketer’s dream and get suckered in to at least one reduced-stickered item every time).

All this would be fine if my shopping was limited to just one supermarket gta v kostenlosen pc. Except that, um, mine isn’t.

I only really use the major supermarkets for staples. Soap, paper towels, flour, sugar, chocolate.

Fresh fruits, vegetables and eggs are purchased from the local greengrocer a short walk away.

Chicken is obtained from the chicken shop, in a different suburb powerdvd kostenlos downloaden vollversion. Unless they’ve closed early, in which case it’s obtained from the other chicken shop in the same suburb as the first but a 200m walk away.

Meat is obtained from the meat shop across from the first chicken shop. Unless I want bones for soup or a particular cut of meat only found at an Asian butcher, in which case it’s purchased from whichever Asian butcher has that particular cut of meat finanzmanager 2018 herunterladen.

And sometimes, just to liven things up a little bit, I pop into a farmers market. Or an organic store. Or a luxury food market. Or a different greengrocer.

It was on one such visit to a grocers a little further away from my normal haunts that I stumbled across a 500g packet of smoked salmon for a price that I just couldn’t ignore music burning program for free.

It came home with me accompanied by some ricotta salata and a hankering for some fresh made pasta.

Fresh pasta.


For a while there I was making my family fresh pasta every Sunday. The weather was inclement. I was lonely. I had a lot of free time on my hands.

More than that, I loved the sight of rolled pasta sheets hanging out to dry you can download netflix movies on the pc.

Loved that elastic bite I got with every mouthful.

Loved watching my family polish off every single little bit, leaving nothing for me to take to work the next day.

All that changed after a while and pasta dinners (natch, Sunday night family dinners) disappeared with the pull of time and energy overcommittments world of warcraft for free.

It seems they were missed.

My father, the omnipresent Big Bite, had been asking me to teach him to make pasta for months.

“Is it easy?”

“The recipe is on my blog and the machine is at your house. Just try it!”

“But maybe you can teach me instead? Like the pizza dough?”

I’d put it off time and time again herunterladen. Until now.

We pulled out the pasta recipe I’ve been using since I was in high schol food technology.

Flour measured out. Eggs cracked in. Kneading taken care of by my glossy new stand mixer.

Feeding the dough through the pasta roller, I marvelled all over again at how smooth it became after just a few passes autorip musiken.

And then I left him to finish rolling out the dough while I got onto the sauce.

It’s a bit rude to call it a sauce, really, just some ingredients thrown into a pan. But the flavours! Ah!

Nutty burnt butter. Fragrant dill. Smoked salmon that’s hit the heat just a touch so that it’s part cooked and part silky and raw herunterladen.

A squeeze of fresh lemon and a smattering of lemon zest.

That night I made the dish again for Koji with the additional touch of freshly podded broad beans.

(Add the broad beans if you can. They make it all the more special.)

We ate on the deck. A bowl in one hand, a fork in the other, nattering away as we chewed contentedly download skat for free.


torn pasta with burnt butter, salmon & dill
Serves: 4
  • one pasta recipe
  • 50g butter
  • fresh dill
  • 1 lemon
  • 250g smoked salmon
  • ricotta salata (or another squeaky fresh cheese)
  • 500g broad beans
  • salt & pepper
How to make it
  1. After you've rolled out your pasta, leave them to dry as full sheets. Do not cut them up yet.
  2. Pull the fronds of dill off the stalks and chop finely. You should have about 1tbsp of finely minced dill (give or take and depending on your dill tolerance). Zest the lemon then cut it into wedges.
  3. Cut the smoked salmon into chunks no more than 3cm wide. Shave the ricotta salata (as much as you'd like. It's a fairly flexible recipe.)
  4. Pod the broad beans then place them in boiling water for around 30 seconds. Dump the beans in ice then peel off the white outer layer.
  5. Time to cook! Cut the sheets of pasta across it's length so that it is 5-8cm wide. I just used a pair of scissors and went snip snip snip! Prepare a pot of oiled and salted water and stick it on to boil. Cook the pasta for one minute, or until it tastes good.
  6. In a large pan, melt the butter and continue to cook until it is brown and nutty. Toss the cooked pasta, lemon zest, dill, salmon and beans into the pan and take it off the heat. Toss until it's well mixed through.
  7. To serve, dress the pasta with some freshly squeezed lemon and a cranking of salt and pepper.


  • #1
    July 6th, 2012

    Perfect! Nothing beats freshly-made pasta with a delicious, uncomplicated sauce to boot. This is my kinda of meal, simple but satisfying.

  • #2
    July 6th, 2012

    I love the story of your family Sun pasta meal. I too have been so busy, but I feel we really need to make an effort to spend more quality time with our families.

    Lovely post and dish Sher!

  • #3
    July 6th, 2012

    Burnt butter, smoked salmon, fresh pasta! These are a few of my favourite things! I am so like you when it comes to shopping, it is an epic outing when I need something and I always find something unexpected 🙂

  • #4
    July 6th, 2012

    That looks delicious. I love the arty shots of the pasta hanging up as well :). I am the same with grocery shopping, except I always forget something and end up having to walk down the same aisles twice.

  • #5
    July 8th, 2012

    Man this recipe had me at burnt butter. This is absolutely delicious I could eat these every day!! It’s days like these when I wish I owned a pasta machine (or have the kitchen space for it). Looks like I’m overdued for a trip to Aldi lol! But hey, this recipe really is scrumptious. Torn pasta just makes it all the more fun to eat =D

  • #6
    July 9th, 2012

    Next adventure… Home made pasta in Asian style ‘mee hoon kueh’ stock. Yum!