This is the second recipe installment for my entry to Foodbuzz’s 24×24 this November.
For my Thanksgiving dinner called “Beyond Turkey, A Modern Thanksgiving Dinner,” I served perfect roasted chicken and pasta in lieu of the traditional turkey. I initially wanted to serve the food lauriat-syle because it gives a sense of being a one big united family. Besides, it’s fun having to pass the dishes around. However, due to table-size limitations, I had to improvise and make use of a separate buffet table.
The recipe is originally from Jamie Oliver and I particularly love it because of the great combination of flavors. You got tomatoes, chilies, shrimps, cheese and arugula, all in one dish. According to Jamie, he found the dish on the menu of a little restaurant called La Gondola in one of the roughest parts of Palermo. I could only dream of going there. Recreating this pasta dish is possibly the closest thing I could ever get to living a real La Gondola experience.
Here goes the recipe for Spaghetti con Gamberetti e Rucola (spaghetti with shrimps and arugula):