27 (Fri) April 2012
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with W and DJ
Pennette Iano is a pasta dish of my own creation. The sauce comprised oxtail stock plus meat, mushrooms, onions, celery, garlic, fresh basil and parsley, dried thyme and oregano, extra virgin olive oil, white wine, salt and pepper, fresh basil. Pennette.
Overall, the result was a decent effort, though it certainly would benefit from some fine-tuning. Pretty much like a mild Italian beef stew, it needed something more, a slight kick to up the sophistication. I’d chosen pennette for esthetic reasons, but a long noodle (e.g., spaghetti) would be better to take in the soupy sauce. I’ll get it right the next time.
I’ve now developed a pasta dish for each of my boys. The two dishes are essentially the same technique, differing only in the main ingredient. Appropriately, DJ’s dish features shrimp (see most recently 2.176 Spaghetti Dominico with Cherry Tomatoes), which is whiter in color and lighter in tone, like him, the child who takes after his mother, whereas IZ’s dish features beef, which is darker in color and heavier in tone, like him, the child who takes after his father.
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