Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pasta Salad with Fish

Antonio Carluccio Cooks Pasta
Antonio Carluccio
BBC Books (1999)
ISBN 0563384557

After enjoying some of Carluccio's TV shows years ago, I found this book on sale. It's a companion book to a series I've never seen, and somehow hasn't gotten used much. But I've delved into it a couple of times lately, with good results.

Tonight's dinner was Pasta Salad with Fish, which is a lovely summer main course but could also be a starter or part of a summer buffet. It's very easy to make, and I'm sure you could use any bits of leftover seafood you have around. For the fish bits, the recipe calls for anchovies (I chopped them pretty fine, rather than leaving chunks, since we're not really anchovy fans here), strips of squid, smoked salmon, and small, cooked prawns/shrimp. A sauce is made from olive oil, lemon juice, sald and freshly ground black pepper, fresh chives, and fresh dill. The pasta is cooked, drained and cooled. Everything is tossed together and there it is. Simple and tasty.

A small problem, if this is a problem, with using cascareccia rather than the farfalle or conchiglie suggested, is that the squid strips look an awful lot like the pasta. This doesn't, however, affect the flavor.

This post is linked to this week's Cookbook Sundays.

1 comment:

  1. Oh yum, I love everything about this dish, and I love that you used casareccia which is one of my favourite pasta shapes.

    Funnily enough I don't own Antonio Carluccio books, but I'm a huge fan and I was just the other day pondering adding one to my collection.

    Thanks for sharing this at Cookbook Sundays.

    Sue xo