This past weekend NY was hit with a blizzard!! Fun! Fun! I love the first snow-fall of the winter, always have! As soon as the very first flakes of winter fall from the sky, it almost feels as if it’s the first time all over again. So this weekend we had plans with our very close family friends to come over with their two children for early dinner on Sunday. I decided to make what was in the house, so we did not have to go out… a little of this, a little of that…and here is what i came up with:
Linguine with Cici and Tomatoes
I sauteed an onion in a large skillet with olive oil and a little butter. I smashed about 7 cloves of garlic, salt and pepper, added this to the onions and let slowly brown on low for about 20- 25 minutes or so. Do not let this burn. I had Italian parsley (this is the flat leafed parsley) and fresh basil in the fridge which I chopped up and three in to the onion mixture. When everything was soft, light brown and fully cooked, I added a nice splash of red wine, turn up the heat for about 3 minutes or so…stir with wooden spoon, then add about 3 tablespoons of butter. I had cherry tomatoes in fridge, sliced these and threw them in as well. Let the tomatoes blister a bit. I then opened a can of cici beans (chick peas), rinsed them in a colander…drain and add to the pan. Add more fresh parsley and basil…let all of these flavors marry together in saute pan, then add cooked linguine to pan and warm through. Add a few tablespoons of peccorino cheese toss and serve!! So freakin good!!! SOOO goood!!