I enjoy pasta with pesto; it is vibrant, earthy--honest. I put together a pesto of sorts: charred jalapeno, grilled ginger and mint. No it is not pesto, but it is simple. I tucked it away for a new foie gras dish and began to fail miserably about the kitchen. Water decided not to boil for me.
Well, I cleaned up my mess, several to be exact, and began to contemplate menus for upcoming guests. While talking to purveyors, I decided to give our dairy noodles another shot. I had the base ready and figured what the heck. Well, it worked; a new cooking method and a different ration of ingredients and our noodles have bite, are easy to handle and they taste good.
Here it is; fromage blanc noodles with mint-jalapeno pesto, pickled shiitake mushrooms and ricotta salata.