Ramps, or wild leeks, have a delightfully pungent yet mellow onion flavour. Salicornia, otherwise known as sea asparagus, is often found pickled or brined, and adds acidic brightness to this simple pasta meal. If one or both are unavailable, utilize regular leeks instead of ramps, and capers instead of pickled salicornia for a similar result.
Instead of ramps, try leeks, garlic scapes, wild green garlic, or even green onions.
Bring large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions; reserve 1 cup (250 mL) pasta cooking water and drain pasta. Set aside.
In same pot, heat oil over medium heat. Sauteu0301 ramps or leeks until tender (about 3 minutes and 5 minutes, respectively). Add salicornia, or capers, and sundried tomatoes. Deglaze with wine, or 1/2 cup (125 mL) reserved pasta cooking water with vinegar. Stir in cooked pasta, and continue to cook until pasta is heated through. Add additional pasta cooking water to loosen sauce, if necessary.
Serve in bowls topped with Parmesan, pine nuts, if using, and pepper. Garnish with chervil.
This hearty version of traditional sloppy joes has a tidy helping of sleep-aiding dietary fibre, thanks to its payload of smoky lentils. Swapping out the doughy bun for sweet bell pepper ups the nutritional ante and visual appeal. It’s also superb as leftovers. Smoke and fire Chipotle peppers are ripened red jalapeno chiles that have been smoked and dried. In stores, they’re typically sold in a rich, smoky flavoured adobo sauce. They add fiery, complex flavour to sauces used for pasta dishes, tacos, and any version of sloppy joes.
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