0803 Farfalle with Caramelized Onions, Sugar Snap Peas, and Ricotta

The June 2009 issue of Bon Appetit lingered on my dresser, unread, for nearly a year until Maria pointed out the profile of Niagara-on-the-Lake, which led us to a couple of delicious destinations on our recent trip.  Since then, we’ve made at least three dishes from this issue, including last week’s wonderful polenta with a bunch of veg.  I’m not sure what the moral of this story is – maybe that I should neglect my cookbooks more often?

Tonight’s dinner was yet another success from the June ’09 issue – a pasta that was light but rich, fresh while also creamy.  I substituted farfalle for the orecchiette, and halved the amount of pasta, which resulted in a very good pasta to stuff ratio.  The onions totally melted away into a golden sweetness, and the ricotta was just enough to coat without overwhelming the flavors.  Shane took one bite and remarked that it was very fresh!  We both thought this would be good with asparagus or peas, or with chicken added.  We’ll definitely be making this again, which is more than I can say for the last riff on mac and cheese that we tried.

Orecchiette with Caramelized Onions, Sugar Snap Peas, and Ricotta Cheese from Bon Appetit