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Jim Andris, Sept. 17, 2003.
Linguini with Nuts, Dried Fruit and Gorgonzola
I've tasted many versions of this recipe in the restaurants around St. Louis. Here is my own version for two people.
1/2 lb linguini
1 shallot, chopped
Put the water and salt for the pasta on to boil. Add the pasta. You will have to stir it with a fork occasionally while you are making the sauce.
Saute the shallot and garlic clove in the olive oil and butter in a heavy sauce pan for 2-3 minutes.
Add the flour and stir until well mixed. Cook and stir 2-3 minutes.
Add the milk in thirds, stirring steadily with spoon or wire whisk. As soon as the mixture starts to get thick, add more milk until it is gone.
Stir in the wine until smooth.
Stir in the gorgonzola until melted.
Add the nuts, and then the fruit. Stir until mixed.
Salt and pepper to taste, or add individually at table. (Gorgonzola is naturally salty.)
Drain the pasta well when done.
Either divide the pasta between two plates and spoon the sauce over, or combine the pasta with the sauce in the pan and serve.
Number of Servings
Just enough for two hungry people. Serve crusty bread and butter and a green, say a salad or broccoli with butter and lemon.