from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Pasta in the shape of bow ties.
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- n. pasta in the shape of butterflies or bow ties
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- n. pasta shaped with scalloped edges and pinched in the middle, suggestive of a bow tie
Bow-tie pasta, also called farfalle, is my first choice but linguini is also good, especially when you serve this dish with the dressing still warm.
There are a variety of dishes to suit just about any palate -- bacon-wrapped shrimp, spinach- and feta-stuffed portabello mushrooms, salmon and cream cheese bruschetta with capers, caprese salad, swiss chard, pumpkin ravioli, salmon farfalle and a variety of other pastas.
They're a bit like a deep-cupped farfalle, if you know farfalle, which are butterflies, bowtie-shaped pastas.
Add 1 pound farfalle to boiling water and cook until al dente.
You could reallyuse any shape of pasta here, but the farfalle or bowtie pasta always makes the dish feel kinda summery.
Butterfly-shaped farfalle tossed with baby spinach, roasted cipollini onions and chanterelles celebrates the market but also the pasta maker; the dish is meatless but rich, thanks to its foamy butter sauce.
The original recipe called for pappardelle, but I always use bowtie (farfalle) pasta as I have had horrible trouble with pappardelle sticking -- as much as I love it when other people cook it!
This sauce would work equally well with other pastas, such as penne, farfalle, and rigatoni.
Here are some guidelines: Fine, delicate pastas, such as angel hair and very thin spaghetti, are happier with a thin sauce or a vegetable-filled broth, while a more robust pasta, such as tagliatelle, penne, or farfalle, stands up to a chunky sauce or one with seafood or vegetables in it.
MC: Any pasta with ridges, such as penne rigate, or crevices, like farfalle or orecchiette, because they hold the sauce well.
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