Friday, December 18, 2009
Pasta with tomatoes, arugula, and ricotta salata; mussels
The mussels were delicious, served without a sauce. The pasta was cooked well, and the cheese (ricotta salata mixed in, podda classico grated on top) was very good. But even Farmers' Market tomatoes are disappointing in December, and the arugula, which I tossed into the boiling pasta water for the last minute (a nice trick for adding braising greens to pasta) lost its flavor.