Squid Ink Pasta With Stilton Blue & Fresh Figs
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Running With Tweezers and I can tell Fall is right around the bend. I am a bridesmaid at her wedding and we decided to do a bachelorette weekend all together in a serene and peaceful house. The Appalachian mountains are quite lovely and tranquil during Fall.
Adjusting our internal clocks.
Adjusting my own after three weeks spent in France surrounded by family, great meals, long dinners under the sun and shaded homestead was easier than I thought. I went back into the kitchen right away and cooked comforting meals every night. The husband is still back and forth between here and Charleston so it's been me and old pup Tippy (will be 17 this coming year!), a good book in the evening and catching up on y'alls blogs and instagrams...
When in France, I picked up the coolest black and white spaghetti at a gourmet store. Striped squid in gluten free spaghetti. I feel like playing Mikado with my brothers again everytime I boil a handful. My to-go lunch one hot Saturday was a simple quick toss of said pasta with Stilton blue and fresh cut figs. A little olive oil and I was in business. Simple method, simple flavors. Cooking like we do in my family.
A preview of Fall in a plate.
Squid Ink Pasta With Stilton Blue and Fresh Figs:
8 oz dry skid ink pasta (substitute gf spaghetti)
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup crumbled Stilton blue cheese
6 to 8 figs, quartered
drizzle of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Throw in the pasta and cook for 12 minutes. Drain and put into a large bowl. Drizzle a little olive oil (about 1 tablespoon) and toss. Add the crumbled blue cheese and figs. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle a little more olive oil to taste.