8 hours ago
Friday, March 6, 2009
This is my favorite late night snack. No lie.
This is what I have always made after coming home from a late night of drinking.
Not that we do that much any more, we are getting too old for that.
I don't know why this is so satisfying. Maybe it's the saltiness, or the vinegar, but it's a made up recipe, and you will love it even if you have not had a few martinis.
It takes no time at all to prepare, except for boiling the pasta.
Pre-made pesto in the jar is just the best invention since chocolate milk.
I always have a lot of in the cupboard for these type of emergencies.
Midnight Munchie Tortellini w/ Pesto, Peas & Prosciutto:
1 package of fresh, dried or frozen tortellini
3 tbsp of premade pesto from a jar
a handful of frozen peas
a glug of GOOD extra virgin olive oil
4 tbsp of WHITE balsamic vinegar
2 slices of prosciutto, torn into strips (I like Citterio brand from Italy)
Cook the tortellini & frozen peas for about 3 minutes until done.
Drain the pasta & peas in a colander and mix with the pesto.
Pour your oil and white balsamic vinegar and taste.
These photos were taken under the influence and after midnight. Shhh, don't tell my mother!