Yesterday was a first. Bruno has never had gluten free pasta. as much as he entertains with us, he always avoided making Pasta. Until last night. He got some italian corn based Spaghetti from his friend at A TOUCH OF ITALY (importer of fine italian things), and made a clam sauce to go with it.
Simple, fresh ingredients, no clams from a can. The flavour was amazing. It's the clam juice that comes out when you steam the shells until they open into the pan. No need to for a kilo of canned clams in some thick tomato sauce. Just cut up some fresh cherry tomatoes, roast with a bit of garlic, add the clams, dash with some white wine, cover and let them steam for a while.
When the Pasta is drained, add to the sauce and mix it all up. Add some fresh parsley and the whole thing is ready! Personally I prefer Rice pasta over corn, but tastes do vary. I do wonder though, what is your favorite gluten free Pasta Brand? Bruno compared this pasta to Polenta and he was correct. the corn was a bit strong in flavor.
As Pasta is always first course in Italy, Bruno also made a simple Grilled Calamari and roasted Pepper dish. Equally excellent. Again, simplicity is key in bruno's kitchen. Grill the Calamari, slice them, add the roasted Peppers with good EVOO, Salt&Pepper, some garlic and finished.
TRY TO MAKE IT, IT'S EASY!
FIORENTINI CORN PASTA
SEE THE JUICE?
FRESH CHERRY TOMATOS
MIX IT ALL TOGETHER
BETTER THAN EARL'S
FRESH CALAMARI WITH ROASTED PEPPERS