love nests

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~ love nests ~

Have you ever made pasta nests? You can either buy them in nest form, or you can get creative with a pasta fork and twirl them up yourself! It takes a little practice, but it’s really quite easy, and the presentation is so pretty.

serves 3

6 pasta nests (I used Colavita angel hair nests)

spinach and arugula salad greens

chopped Roma tomatoes

1 large lemon

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

a handful of fresh herbs (I used parsley, basil, oregano and thyme)

1 and 1/2 cups heavy cream

splash of white wine

freshly ground pepper


extra Parmesan cheese for sprinkling

fresh mozzarella pearls

Cook pasta nests according to package directions. Drain well and place on beds of arugula/spinach salad greens and chopped Roma tomatoes. You will have to reform the nests a bit. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the juice and zest of large lemon, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs. Blend until smooth, adding a little more olive oil if necessary. Place the herb mixture in a saucepan along with the cream and wine. Cook over medium heat, stirring with a wire whisk constantly until the mixture has thickened a little and reduced somewhat. Pour over the pasta nests. Top nests with little pearl mozzarella balls and a sprinkle fresh Parmesan, salt and pepper.



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  4 comments for “love nests

  1. Mary Back
    June 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Oh Melissa! This is just adorable. You are everywhere, and you have such creative ideas! This will be delicious, and what a GREAT presentation! Thanks so much! <3

    • Melissa
      June 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      aw! thanks so much sweet lady! enjoy 😉

  2. Natacha
    January 8, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Love! Will try!

    • Melissa
      January 8, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      yay! thanks for popping over for a visit, Nancy! xoxo

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