So I am still writing my list of things I want to do before I die. It is not so hard, I thought, to come up with things I really want to do in my life.
There is always a but.
It is really hard. Especially once your list has items with numbers that have two digits. So that is why you cannot find my list here yet as I want to have it a little bit more done before it is published, but I can tell you already that one item on the list is:
Try one new recipe per week for a year.
So yesterday was Gorgonzola Day.
It is really easy to make in about 15 minutes and pleases everyone who eats it. Except for those who don't like peas. Or are allergic to walnuts. Or pasta. Or cheese. But for the rest: perfect.
Basically I just threw Linguine in boiling salt water and let it take care of itself.
Meanwhile, 80 g butter, 150 g Gorgonzola cheese (crumbled, or cut into more or less small bits if you are too lazy to crumble smeery cheese) and 2 tablespoons of cream melted in a pot, getting ready for the 160 g peas that are to be added soon. There is not really a time to be checked here, just make sure that the cheese melts and that everything simmers a bit until it has that thickness you love in cream sauces.
Then you could roast some walnuts, how about? Just put them in a frying pan and let them sit there. This is totally unspectacular, but beware of the frying pans powers of burning the nuts. Just check every once in a while. Their being done perfectly coincides with the pasta being ready.
So: drain the pasta, put it into the sauce and mix it up.
On the plate, nicely arrange the nuts on top and spice it up with fresh black pepper.