We have pasta quite a lot as a side to our weeknight meals. It's quick and easy, but I often get bored of pasta with a drizzle of olive oil over it. So, last week I started looking through the various ingredients in my fridge and cabinets to find inspiration.
I pulled out my bottle of aged Balsamic vinegar from O & Co. and an onion. After thinking about it for a few minutes, I decided that I would allow the onions to carmelize in just a bit of olive oil. Once they started to get soft and browned, I added about 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar and 1/4 cup of chicken broth. I allowed it to cook down for about 5-7 minutes.
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The result was a sweet and rich sauce to top my pasta. I thoroughly enjoyed this with our dinner that night, and even reheated for lunch the next day. Too easy not to repeat this one! I do recommend using a GOOD quality balsamic vinegar, don't skimp on this one. The balsamic vinegar is the star and if you use a lower quality vinegar it will be noticeable in the finished dish.
Here are some other great ideas to dress up your pasta:
For the Love of Cooking: Gemelli with Turkey Sausage and Roasted Vegetables in a Parmesan Cream Sauce
Ezra Pound Cake: Summer Spaghetti with Arugula and tomatoes
Handle the Heat: Orzo with Sausage, Peppers and Tomatoes
The Thrifty Gourmet: Linguine with Basil Cream Sauce and Corn
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