Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine: The Coolest Baked Pasta Dish

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Coolest Baked Pasta Dish

I recently made a Greek Pastitsio; which I thought was just the coolest thing. Not only does it taste good but if you layer the pasta correctly it makes an awesome presentation when served. Pastitsio is basically a layered casserole of pasta, lamb sauce and bechamel. So what makes this dish stand apart from other baked pastas? The combination of grated nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon and cloves, added to the lamb sauce, is what did it for me. I'm submitting this to 2009's 1st Presto Pasta Night hosted by Ruth. Stop by and check out all the other cool pasta dishes.

11 comments:

  1. It is outrageously delicious! Nutmeg is just that "secret" thing that has everyone wondering. Looks amazing!

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  2. I love the look of this dish.
    I am so hungry for pasta lately, it must be the winter weather.
    I want a piece, please!

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  3. It is the coolest looking dish. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Night.

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  4. I think you're right... that is the coolest pasta dish! I've never seen this before and what a difference using the ziti makes! I love all different pasta shapes and pick up new ones wherever I go!

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  5. That is one beautiful dish. How patient you are to arrange them all so perfectly! The cookbook arrived, thanks again! You don't know this about me but I lived in Tucson for eleven years. I was thinking what a coincidence that I won. Some kind of strange fate, I guess.

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  6. I love the photo! Can I drive into it? :p

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  7. Definitely makes a great presentation! I'd say patience is key on making this dish :)

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  8. I'm never sure about spices that I consider dessert-y (cinnamon and cardamom for example) in savory foods...

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  9. Oh my, I may have just drooled on my keyboard!

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  10. This is a very unique pasta dish! It almost looks like a work of art :). Delicious, I bet the lamb makes it extra tasty :).

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