Saturday, June 12, 2010
This is a traditional Italian Christmas dish that we enjoyed with friends there a few years back. I had always thought of making it. I used a few recipes that I found and took a little from all of them. Of course, this dish is best made from scratch, but it's not easy...
Tortellini al brodo
4 cups chicken stock
1.5 cups tortellini
2 teaspoons Parmiggiano Reggiano, freshly grated
2 teaspoons lemon juice
few dashes of parsley
Salt and pepper to taste (I also used a bit of Sale Roma (a favorite we got in Italy) and French Four spice (from Penzey's Spices)
Heat stock to a boil and cook the tortellini. Add lemon juice, salt, pepper, parsley and other spices. Ladle into bowls, grate cheese on top. Serve immediately.