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Linguine with Gorgonzola, Prosciutto and Spinach

Linguine with Gorgonzola, Prosciutto and Spinach

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A creamy pungent Gorgonzola sauce lightly coats linguine, prosciutto and spinach in this easy to make Linguine with Gorgonzola, Prosciutto and Spinach recipe.

Linguine with Gorgonzola, Prosciutto & Spinach

We just celebrated our anniversary.  It has been 7 years since Laudalino and I met.  I guess it is true, time flies when you are having fun, as well as it stands still when you are with the one that you love.  I remember the first time I saw him; his boyish good looks, dark thick wavy hair, he had blue jeans on with brown shoes (yes, I am a shoe girl) and a brown and cream checked shirt;  I instantly thought he was cute but thought, “brown?”  He took me to dinner which I normally never did on a first date, I broke all rules of coffee or a drink, only on the first date.  I knew, from our first conversations on the phone, as well as emails, that this would be different, and halfway through dinner, my heart felt the same!

This year for dinner I wanted to recreate the evening where I first cooked for him by creating the same meal.  My friend, Evelyn, makes this outstanding linguine dish, that I made 7 years ago.  I knew it would be the perfect meal, as I wanted to make something that would be simple and where I would be able to talk with him while cooking. 

He arrived with flowers and a bottle of wine.  I started the evening with some Roquefort cheese, a baguette, and a bottle of wine, while I prepared dinner.  I remember us talking, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company.  When it came time to sit down to eat, I reached around, to grab the remainder of the baguette to have with dinner.  I reached and I reached, and there was nothing!  I could not believe this man had eaten an entire baguette, not even a crumb was left.  We still laugh about it and how he can not stop, he has to finish everything, hence one reason you will very rarely find a leftover in our house!

Tonight we started with a nice French wine, Roquefort with truffle honey drizzled over and a baguette, well, half of a baguette.  After 7 years I know better and I always hide the other half for dinner!

Recipe:  Linguine with Gorgonzola, Prosciutto & Spinach

Ingredients:

  • 1lb dried linguine- I used pappardelle pasta
  • 1lb fresh spinach
  • 1/2 lb thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into 1/2″ pieces
  • 2 tablespoons garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
  • 3/4 olive oil
  • 1/2 lb crumbled gorgonzola
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • parmesan

How To:

    1. Boil linguine, until al dente.
    2. In a large skillet, cook prosciutto, garlic, basil, and oregano in 1/2 cup oil over moderately high heat, stirring until lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
    3. Drain pasta in a colander.
    4. Return pasta to pot and toss with remaining 1/4 cup oil, prosciutto mixture, 1/2 of the spinach and gorgonzola.
    5. Season pasta with salt and pepper.
    6. Arrange the reserved spinach leaves on 4 plates.  Mound pasta on spinach and sprinkle with pine nuts.
    7. Garnish with basil leaves and parmesan.
    8. Serve.
    9. Eat.
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justcooknyc

Saturday 13th of November 2010

i just read about your recipe on another site and clicked through -- yum, all of my favorite ingredients in one dish

diva

Friday 31st of July 2009

wow this is beautiful! happy anniversary. i'm loving ingredients like truffle honey and gorgonzola. sounds so delicious i'm getting teary :)

Hélène

Thursday 30th of July 2009

Happy Anniversary! It's such a beautiful meal that you had prepared. Don't worry I still hide food after twenty years of marriage.

I'll have to make your pasta. Yum.

wanda zuroff

Thursday 30th of July 2009

Denise and Lenny, Happy Anniversary. Your special dinner looks great. Love you, Mom

Lori @ RecipeGirl

Wednesday 29th of July 2009

This looks wonderful... exactly the sort of thing my husband and I eat when we're celebrating. Happy Anniversary!