Brilliant Italian Dishes You Haven't Tried Before
No fettuccine alfredo or penne alla vodka here. Each of these recipes—for Italian "sushi," roast chicken with a serious kick and more—offers a fresh approach to the beloved cuisine.
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A New Way to Enjoy a Familiar Dried Fruit
Although golden raisins aren't common in pasta dishes, they add an unexpected sweetness that can be especially delicious with bitter greens. This recipe, from the new book Healthy Pasta
, by Joseph Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali, matches the dried fruit with baby spinach leaves, ricotta, pine nuts and orange zest; it's an unusual combination of flavors and textures that totally works. For the pasta, you can use long, wavy mafalde, as well as fettuccine or another flat noodle.
Get the recipe: Mafalde with Spinach, Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins