Finally writing up this week’s post after a beautiful weekend enjoying life as Spring tries to push Winter out (though it seems Winter may not be down for the count and snow may return tomorrow).
Last week I made another Isa Chandra Moskowitz recipe from Isa Does It, Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Penne with Broccoli. The sun-dried tomato cream sauce gets its creamy base from soaked cashews blended in vegetable broth with sun-dried tomatoes. Red onion and garlic are sautéed before adding red wine, broccoli, and additional sun-dried tomatoes. Once the broccoli is tender the cream sauce is added and penne and fresh basil are tossed in to finish off the dish.
This came together quite quickly and easily. I don’t own a blender so I made the sauce in my food processor, which seemed to work just fine. The sauce had a nice texture and the sun-dried tomatoes, which were blended in the cashew cream and whole, created a nice flavor profile with the garlic and fresh basil. That said, this is the first dish from Isa Does It that I found needing something more. For leftovers, I added some sliced kalamata olives and topped with fresh basil and toasted pine nuts. Perfection!
Isa Does It Recipes: 14