Recipe: Baked pasta with caliceddi

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June 01, 2011

CaliceddiThe caliceddi or caliceddi di vigna (it can be translated as small cabbage from vineyards) are spontaneous herb widespread in eastern Sicily, especially -as the name suggests- between the rows of vines, but also in gardens and country roads.

The caliceddi have a bitter aftertaste and are traditionally served with sausage or pork meat.

CaliceddiMy father's garden has been fallow for a long time, and it's full of spontaneus herbs such caliceddi and borage. He brought caliceddi wrapped in a singular bundle that made ​​me smile, but it has a purpose: freshly picked vegetables wrapped in a damp cloth can be carried and set aside until the next day without losing consistency.

Baked pasta with caliceddi

Baked pasta with caliceddi

Serves two:
500g caliceddi
140g short pasta like penne
100g diced bacon
40g gorgonzola or blue cheese
3 tbsp grated Emmentaler
4 tbsp breadcrumbs

Cook caliceddi in boiling salted water for 10-15 minutes until tender.
Drain well and cook the pasta in the cooking water of caliceddi.
Meanwhile, toast the breadcrumbs in a pan until golden brown.
Fry the bacon, add the coarsely chopped caliceddi and cook a couple of minutes.
Drain the pasta and season with the caliceddi.

Baked pasta with caliceddiPlace half pasta into a baking pan, cover with the gorgonzola and the remaining pasta.
Sprinkle with the grated Emmentaler and toasted breadcrumbs.
Grill in oven for 10 minutes.

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Author: Ruth (URL)

No father to pick me a bunch, but I do love the notion. Thanks for sharing the thought and the pasta with Presto Pasta Nights.

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