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Spaghetti al sugo di cipolle varie 
Feb. 9, 2011 10:51 am 
Updated: Feb. 9, 2011 11:52 pm
VegQuest 2011 continues with "Spaghetti in the Juice of Several Onions."  Odd name, yummy dish.  The recipe is from a book called "The Classic Pasta Cookbook" by Giuiliano Hazan, son of Marcella Hazan.  It calls for shallots, leeks and red onions cooked (to a practically juiceless state ) in quite a lot of olive oil.   The long, slow cooking really brought out the sweet quality of the leeks and red onions.  The recipe calls for a generous toss of grated parmigiano reggiano and parsley at the end.  Because we now live in Podunk Texas, our local grocery store doesn't carry real parm and the ice and snow kept me from going to get any more.  I made do with some domestic parmesan that didn't have much saltiness to it.  I think some real parm with its salty bite would have cut through the sweetness of the onions.  I'll make it again, but probably not any time very soon.

We got three veggies in us that night, though, and I forgot to take a picture of the final product because we were all freaking starving.  :-/

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Feb. 9, 2011 12:16 pm
it still looks great to me. i can smell the good stuff from south ga. hope ya's weather improves soon, we are expecting snow here too...plain crazy weather.
Feb. 9, 2011 1:57 pm
It made the house smell really good. It's about 9 degrees here now- just crazy. It's not supposed to be like this in Texas, but I'm enjoying the work-from-home day. Stay warm!
Feb. 9, 2011 11:52 pm
Love the name of the recipe. If I spoke Italian, it would probably sound musical w/the rolling "R" at the end. Great idea w/all the different onion flavors.
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