Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tortellini with Balsamic Brown Butter

Okay, I know I've mentioned Pinterest a lot on this blog lately.  It's a fact that I spend way too much time on it.  But, I probably wouldn't have found some of my new- instantly favorite recipes without it.  This recipe comes from Gimme Some Oven.  I love balsamic, especially on tomatoes and mozzarella! So, why not try it on pasta?  I'm glad I did, because this is my new favorite pasta!  Delish!  

Tortellini with Balsamic Brown Butter Recipe(Adapted from Giada DeLaurentis)
  • 18 to 20 ounces store-bought tortellini or ravioli (pick your favorite flavor!)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup toasted, chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans or pine nuts)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the tortellini and cook according to package instructions (generally about 2-3 minutes until tender, but still firm to the bite), stirring occasionally. Drain the tortellini.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan cook the butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally. When the foam subsides, and the butter begins to turn a golden brown (and begins to give off a nutty aroma) turn off the heat and remove from the burner. Let cool for about 1 minute. Then gradually (and very carefully!) stir in the balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.
Transfer the ravioli to the pan saucepan with the balsamic brown butter and gently stir until combined. Sprinkle nuts and Parmesan over the top. Serve immediately.

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