Thursday, February 5, 2009

Dean & DeLuca Products: Pasta with Basil-Truffle Pesto

Last year my sister and I spent a day shopping in Manhattan, and at the end of the day ended up at Dean & DeLuca. I can still remember how the store smelled - like a foodie's heaven! I wanted to buy everything!!

For Christmas this year my sister bought us a few items from the store, including this pasta and pesto with truffles -

I thought the pasta was the perfect shape to hold onto all of the pesto. The label was mostly in Italian, so I didn't know which word was describing the shape of the pasta. Thoughts?

The pesto looked so interesting with a mix of basil and truffles. My sister knows of my love of truffles and even brought me home a jar of black truffles from Spain last year, so this pesto couldn't have been more perfect for me.

This couldn't have been easier - I cooked the pasta and tossed it with 2 tbsp of the pesto. Done!

Of course I had to do some cooking, so I pan cooked a chicken breast for myself (seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and thyme, dredged in flour, cooked in a pan which I deglazed with white wine near the end and let simmer). I made garlic shrimp for Jon (sauteed 3 cloves chopped garlic, added raw shrimp, paprika, and chili powder). I rounded out the meal with some sauteed spinach.

Thanks, Stacy!! I'd love to meet you in the city for another trip to Dean & DeLuca (oh how I wish they would put one in our town!!).

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  1. Ooh I love that shape of pasta! It reminds me of snapdragon flowers :)

  2. yum, truffle pesto! i think those are campanelle (it means bell i think) they're my favorite shape because they're cute and they hold sauce really well!

  3. Yum... oh the fun I'd have with truffle pesto!