Food: Dinner Tonight – Pesto Pasta Is All I’ve Been Craving

I have a weakness for pasta – so, here we are, with me thinking pasta for dinner tonight. I mean, I have a wonderful bottle of organic cab sitting in my kitchen, ready to be consumed.

So, here we go – this is the recipe I am  going for – even the ricotta cheese, or maybe I’ll go for Halloumi  cheese, seared in a pan – yes I think I will Halloumi this pasta:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large head of broccoli, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 pound of your favorite pasta
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • black pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese, whipped in the food processor, if desired {more}

My go-to wine these days – 

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