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Filled Tortellini with Brown Butter and Sage Sauce + tomato-basil bruschetta

Ooooh you guys, I thought growing old would take longer! But no. Noooo, sir. Time sneaks up on me every single week and takes over my days with the speed of an Ornithomimosaurs (no I am not a nerd, why do you ask?). And here I am, finding out that tomorrow is Friday and I just cannot, for the life of me, realize how in the world has this week flown by so quickly??

I thought I had more time to write a post about an awesome salad for you guys but, turns out I’m not really getting a salad vibe today, so let me introduce you to an old favorite of mine,

Filled Tortellini with Brown Butter and Sage Sauce and tomato-basil bruschetta.

(ah and some roasted carrots)

My sister in law cooked this for us once and I’ve fallen in love. I’ve adapted it a bit and here’s my variation:

For the sauce:

  • 80 grams butter
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Sage leaves, cut very finely (until you can fill up a tablespoon)
  • Salt and pepper

For the pasta:

  • Spinach and Ricotta tortellini (you can use any kind of pasta)
  • Parmesan

For the carrots:

  • A few thin carrots (washed but not peeled)
  • Italian condiments
  • Salt, pepper and olive oil

For the bruschetta:

  • 1-2 cm slices baguette/ciabatta/etc
  • Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Basil leaves
  • 3 Tomatoes peeled, seeded (learn how to do it here) and cut into small cubes

Now let’s get to cooking!

Melt the butter over low heat. Add garlic and cook for about 5 minutes. Stir in the sage, salt and pepper and cook for 8-10 minutes more.

Cook the pasta as instructed on the package.

I’ve roasted my carrots on the grill pan, but you can do that in the oven, just coat them with olive oil, italian spices, salt and let them roast until soft inside.

For the bruschettas, you heat up some olive oil in the pan, fry the garlic til it’s golden, and dip the bread slices in it. fry until golden and crispy, then turn on the other side. Use italian spices and salt to taste. When both sides are done, take the breads out, put 1-2 basil leaves on each and then the tomato cubes.

Bring everything to the table and begin stuffing your face!

Have a terrific weekend, my lovelies!


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