Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes
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Grown Up Alphabet Pasta
Total:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons or a good nub butter, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 2 cups dried alphabet pasta
  • 3 cups chicken stock, plus more as needed
  • 1 cup coarsely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 good handful fresh parsley, chopped

Directions

Melt the butter over high heat in a saucepan. Add the shallot and cook, stirring often, until golden brown, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cook's Note: Be attentive to this. You don't want any brown crispy shallot edges. Reduce the heat to medium, and add 2 tablespoons butter along with the alphabet pasta. Cook, stirring often, until the pasta is coated in the butter and is light and golden, about 2 minutes. Add 1 cup chicken stock, and bring everything to a boil. Let the liquid get incorporated, then once absorbed add another 2 cups or more stock about a cup at a time. Continue boiling, stirring all the while, until the pasta absorbs the stock, about 10 minutes. If the mixture becomes too thick before the pasta finishes, pour in a little more stock or water. Stir in the grated Parmesan, salt and pepper to taste. Check the pasta's consistency, and add more stock, if needed.

Cook's Note

You are looking for a slightly loose consistency with the pasta having a bit of a bite in its center. Fold in the chopped parsley, and add a bit more salt and pepper, if needed. Transfer the pasta to warm shallow soup bowls alongside Fried Chicken.

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