This is a pasta we served on out Spring menu every year at Frankie’s. You can see photos of my line cook preparing it below.
This recipe is in my cook book, but since the book is sold out (you can still get it as an eBook on Amazon), I thought I’d share it here. I call this pasta “Mediterranean” because the addition of feta cheese and kalamata olives takes it out of the typical sphere of Italian cooking, making it more Greek in nature. The flavor combination is exceptional.
This pasta is easy to make and is also a very healthy recipe. I hope you’ll give it a try!
You need two recipes to make this… our Pomodoro Sauce recipe and the recipe the the pasta. Both can be found below.
Pomodoro Sauce Recipe
Mediterranean Shrimp Linguine Recipe
I have great news! My cook book, Frankie at Home in the Kitchen, is now available as an eBook on Amazon. It can be downloaded to any device… phone, tablet, laptop or desktop. The regular books have been sold out for a while now (except for a few being sold at gouger prices on Amazon), so this is a great option for those who didn’t have an opportunity to purchase one, or would like a digital copy. Here is the link…
Frankie at Home in the Kitchen eBook
Well it has been over three years since I last posted on this blog. Running our restaurant, Frankie’s Pizza & Pasta, just had to take top priority. But for those of you who are unaware, we had to close our doors a few months ago due to property redevelopment. It was a wonderful 24 years! I miss my staff and all of the loyal customers we had.
Not having the restaurant has our customers feeling lost and clamoring for those wonderful recipes of ours. One which has been especially in demand is our Garlic-Parmesan Soup which we sold each year at our Garlic Festival. So here it is!
Garlic Parmesan Soup Recipe
Oh BTW, now that I’m back on my blog, look forward to hearing from me on a regular basis.
Ciao e grazie! Frankie
Orecchiette Pasta with Salmon & Kale:
Not all pastas are created equal. Some are delicious–and not so healthy. Others are nutritious–but not so tasty. Here is one with the best of both world’s… delicious, heart healthy salmon and fresh kale combine to give you both terrific taste and great health benefits.
Whole Wheat Pasta Pomodoro with Shrimp & Grilled Peppers:
At our restaurant, Frankie’s Pizza and Pasta, in the summer time we grill red and yellow bell peppers to serve with sausage in a seasonal gnocchi dish. One day when I was making lunch, I decided to put them together with some whole wheat pasta along with sautéed shrimp, mushrooms and Pomodoro Sauce. It was a stroke of genius!
I made my first Lemon-Artichoke Pesto several years ago and was not happy with the
Pasta with grilled Shrimp and Lemon-Artichoke-Pistachio Pesto
results. I shelved it, thinking I would come back and work on the recipe another day. Then one day I was grilling some shrimp for an appetizer and it just sounded like the perfect thing to baste the shrimp with. It was! And this time it came out spectacular on the first try. I guess I’ve learned a few things over the years.
This time around I am doing this with pasta and shrimp. But it also makes a fabulous appetizer by simply brushing grilled shrimp skewers with the sauce after grilling.
You will have leftover pesto when you are done. It freezes well. You might even consider making a double batch and freeze what you don’t use in small containers for quick and easy dinners.
Orecchietti with Grilled Cherry Tomato Sauce and Chicken Italian Sausage
It has been a long time since I have posted any new recipes on the blog. On April 1st, we lost our 26 year old daughter, just two days after I posted my article “The Journey to a Thankful Heart”. Needless to say it turned our life upside down. But I still love to cook and share my passion for food, so here is a delightful recipe I created for you.
We’ve had a beautiful September here in Seattle and I’ve got a tomato plant loaded down with sweet cherry tomatoes. So what to cook with them? They are great in pasta, especially if you roast or grill them in advance. This could easily be a vegetarian pasta but we chose to make it with a good Chicken Italian Sausage. It was very simple yet so delicious! I love cooking from the garden.
Click here, or on the photo above for the recipe