Saturday, October 25, 2008

Penne with Green Beans and Goat Cheese

So I have a pasta problem. I love it. It is important that I try new things including potatoes, and rice as far a starch goes, but I have a hard time passing up pasta. I also have a small obsession with Gordon Ramsey, although I only own one of his books, I have seen all the TV shows including the ones from the UK. In this case I had green beans in the fridge that had to be used so of course this pasta recipe was perfect. It is best eaten freshly made so the the cheese and butter don't separate when you reheat it. But it is so tasty that you and a few friends will have no trouble finding the bottom of the bowl.

Penne with Green Beans and Goat Cheese
Adapted from Gordon Ramsey's Fast Food

10 oz penne
Salt and pepper
6 tbls butter
1 red chili, seeded and minced
1 rosemary sprig leaves chopped
9 oz. green beans trimmed, and sliced on the diagonal to 1 inch length
Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
5 oz. goat cheese
1/3 cup toasted pine nuts

Boil a large pot of salted water and add pasta. Cook until al dente.
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large pan, add the chili and rosemary and heat over low heat for 2 minutes. Turn up the heat and add the beans, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring until tender but not too soft.
Drain the pasta and toss with a little olive oil, then mix with the beans. Take the pasta off the heat and mix in the cheese. Season with salt and pepper and top with the pine nuts.

7 comments:

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maggie said...

this looks delicious!

Sandy Smith said...

This looks so good! Yum!

Jerry said...

I love pasta and I have tons of green beans, I need to make this next week!

Diana said...

Ooooh, I think I'm making this for dinner this week! It looks great.

Julie said...

Oh, man, that looks fantastic. Nice picture too.

Viagra Online said...

delicious recipe, my husband loves it! I was planning on making it yesterday for lunch, but I couldn't find rosemary sprig leaves, so I didn't know what to do, what do you suggest?