However, every so often she posts something that I just have to try. I stumbled across her recipe for Harissa Spaghettini, and it looked glorious. A blend of mediterranean flavors in a quick thrown together recipe, just in time for lunch. I'm a sucker for olives and lemon, what can I say.
But I had no harissa. I could order it from Amazon or Crate and Barrel. I could make my own from one of the myriad recipes around the internet and let it sit for a day so the flavors could blend. But I was hungry NOW. And I had no whole wheat spaghettini, which looked so lovely and hearty. I did, however, have soba. And red thai curry paste. So I embarked on a culinary journey worthy of Marco Polo, winding up with an Italian-Japanese-Thai fusion that looks great, and tastes better.
The resulting paste looks diabolical, but is delicious.
I toasted pine nuts, julienned some smoked sun-dried tomatoes, zested a lemon with a microplane, and threw in some spinach and kalamata olives.
One bundle of soba noodles, cooked...
Everything all together, prior to mixing. Next time I'll use the All-Clad pots instead, they photograph better.
And it was delicious.