Monday, June 9, 2008
Pasta Linda Lavin
As we count down to the Tony awards I am going to name dishes after some of my favorite folks in the theatre. We gave Patti Lupone a pasta and now Linda Lavin has earned her place in culinary and theatre history.
If any of you saw her performance in The New Century you know her for comic brilliance. Her performance in Broadway Bound won her a Tony but she also did a kick ass Gypsy. June Havoc (Rose Hovic's daughter) saw her in that show and sent her a note, I could go on, and I am tempted to, but I will restrain. Let's just say that in the theatre whatever project she takes on she is a force of nature. I have been fortunate enough to see her in 10 shows.
No pasta can capture all of that, but it can at least taste good.
This is for 4 appetizer servings or 2 main portions.
I love Gobetti for this dish but you can also use fusilli or penne if it is not readily available.
Pasta Sauce Linda Lavin
1 finely minced red onion
1 finely minced garlic clove
1/4 cup diced parsley
1/8 cup minced fresh dill
2 anchovies diced
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup smoked salmon chopped
1 tablespoon salmon Roe per serving
Chop everything ahead like you see on the cooking shows. Saute the onion in the butter until soft and add the garlic til it just begins to brown. Then pour in the cream and let it reduce for a few minutes. Toss the diced anchovy into the cream and turn heat very low. Cook pasta and throw a spoon or two of the pasta water into the sauce if it overly thickens.
Toss the pasta in the sauce, add the smoked salmon parsely and dill until well distributed and serve in warmed bowls garnished with Salmon Roe
When you see Linda in the theatre you never go unsatisfied, when you eat this pasta you never go hungry.