Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Goat Cheese Pasta and "Slutty Brownies"

I love to cook and bake, mostly bake but I will cook anything that includes my favorite savory ingredient, cheese. After all I did spend the majority of my life in Wisconsin where award winning cheese is being produced daily.

Wisconsin Cheese Board from The Wisconsin Dairy Council

This weekend, after my friend Marcia went home I cooked and baked up a storm, it helps me relax and to think. One of the first things I made was this fabulous Goat Cheese Pasta. I have been searching for this recipe ever since I had a similar dish at a restaurant in Fernandina Beach, FL at P.L.A.E ( People laughing and eating).

Michael Symon's Macaroni and Goat Cheese from The Chew


2 cups of shredded cooked chicken
1 tablespoon of kosher salt
1 quart of heavy cream
2 tablespoons of rosemary
2 pounds of rigatoni
8 ounces of goat cheese


 In large saucepan pour cream, add salt and Rosemary, cook over high heat to just a simmer, than reduce heat to medium and reduce by half. In the meantime boil water for pasta and add a bit of salt. Add the chicken to the sauce mixture and cook for about 30 minutes or until mixture coats the back of a spoon. Cook pasta for 12 minute or until done. Add goat cheese to pot of sauce and then add drained pasta. Toss mixture and add to plates.

NOTE: I do not eat chicken so I omitted that from my recipe.

The pasta is delicious, the tang of the goat cheese and the infusion of rosemary makes a perfect match. I think this may be my favorite new pasta dish. I do hope that you try it!
And for dessert, go to my other blog, Once Upon A Chocolate Life and try these yummy brownies ( the name is not mine).

I hope you try these easy recipes, let me know if you do. I would love to know what you think!

Have a fabulous day!

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    OK, I love cheese but cannot eat it....LACTOSE INTOLERANCE!

    ANd those brownies....HOLY COW! I must see that recipe for RUBEN, the chocolate man!!!

    I must get ready to run to school....I LOVED YOUR EMAIL..I must answer later.

    LOVE! Anita

  2. Everything sounds so delicious and I'm going to try these two but if I get fat eating your recipes you have to come help me work it off!


  3. I can only imagine when you and I get together, Elizabeth! We could live off of cheese and chocolate, HA!
    These look AMAZING...nuff said ;)

    Is everyone ok after the storms?? It just grazed us, not too much damage.
    Sending love,
    - Irina

  4. I will definitely try the pasta dish. I have already tried the brownies (I found the recipe on Pioneer Woman's Tasty Kitchen). I really didn't think they were as good as I'd hoped they would be. Maybe it was chef error, not sure.
    Thanks for the recipe.


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