...I am back with a recipe.
This is an easy pasta recipe. Besides your choice of pasta, there are only 2 ingredients needed for
MIZITHRA and BROWNED BUTTER PASTA
2 cubes (1 cup) REAL butter. (I almost always prefer unsalted, but especially in this recipe.)
pack of mizithra cheese (usually about 8 oz.)
1 pound of pasta, cooked al dente' (I use thin spaghetti)
The first step is to grate your mizithra cheese. I use my 5 in 1 Power Blender. (Like a Magic Bullet.) It is fast and I can store the extra cheese in the container.
As soon as your butter looks right, remove from heat and let it set for a minute or two. The butter will separate, clarifying the butter on the top, and leaving a residue in the bottom of your pan. Pour butter into a clean dish (a gravy bowl?) without disturbing the sediment on the bottom of the pan. You may strain the butter if you want to.
I strain my pasta (after saving about 1 cup of my pasta liquid). I make it family style by pouring most of the butter over the hot pasta and then tossing it together with the grated cheese. (I grate the whole 8 oz., but usually use about half.) I serve it hot with extra fresh grated Parmesan cheese. (If your pasta is too dry, you can toss in a bit of the reserved starchy pasta water. I rarely need to do that, but I always save the water.)
Browned butter heats up nicely in the microwave. (Be sure to cover it.)
This recipe also re-heats well if you have left-overs.
My family likes roasted, grilled or sauteed fresh vegetables, so I make that with this a lot. (any quantity or variety of tomatoes, squash, zucchini, onions, garlic, peppers...) I usually do fruit and sometimes a salad or veggie tray.
I will post another recipe using browned butter soon.
I have another busy week this week, but hope to get at least 2 posts done. Have a great week, and let me know what you are cooking or crafting :)
3 years ago