Re: [gardeners] OT: Recipe for the season

Terry King (
Thu, 23 Jul 1998 18:44:36 -0600

On Wed, 22 Jul 1998 16:04:29 +0000, Liz Albrook wrote:

>What season?  The Walla Walla sweet onion season!

It does sound might delicious Liz!

One of my favorite walla walla recipes is not fancy, is very simple and quick 
but it only tastes right with very sweet onions.

Makes about 6 large servings.

Dice 1 or 2 large walla walla onions
julienne or dice thin sliced proscuitto or other ham (I often use lowfat 
turkey ham)
coarse ground black pepper (I like a lot so I add about 1 rounded tsp or so)
few red pepper flakes (about 1/8 tsp)
slowly saute everything in 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil until the onions start 
to carmelize.

While sauteing the onions, boil 1 lb of your favorite pasta, I prefer penne 
rigate or rotini, adding large pieces of chopped broccoli with the pasta.   
Believe it or not the veggies are just perfect when the pasta is done, not 
mushy or over cooked.  Just before the noodles are done take 1 or 2 cups of 
the pasta water and add to the onions and ham and simmer while the pasta 
finishes.  Drain pasta, toss with the onion/ham sauce, add basil (if you use 
dry add it with the water) top with parmesean and serve.

Terry King                  North Central Eastern Washington        USDA zone 4, Sunset Zone 1