Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tortellini al brodo

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.

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