Smoked salmon and pasta salad

05 Jan 2011

I could invent some sort of rationale for having made this meal—minimalism, balance, a focus on good ingredients—but, honestly, I just came across the recipe and found it irresistible.  I was sold on smoked salmon and al dente pasta.  Pulling this salad together, flavor-wise, proved challenging, but ultimately rewarding, once we hit the right balance.

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Master Pasta Maker

30 Jan 2010

We had the great fortune of having mjw join us for dinner.  This seemed like the perfect occasion to make something a bit more involved—ravioli was the perfect adventure.  Turns out mjw is a natural at the pasta making!  Going with a very seasonally appropriate recipe, we stuffed the ravioli with mashed parsnip and topped it with a mushroom ragoût and added a side salad.  As this was a long process, we tried out pkf‘s suggested polenta fries with our leftover polenta.

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