Bright and Easy: Pasta Recipes for Spring | Martha Stewart Living - Create a colorful yet minimal palette with emerald-green arugula. The peppery greens do double duty: First, they’re blended with garlic, Parmesan, lemon juice, and toasted almonds for the sauce. Then, whole leaves are scattered over the finished dish. The penne’s ridges and hollow center help capture the sauce -- the better to taste it, too.
Bright and Easy: Pasta Recipes for Spring | Martha Stewart Living - Scalloped-edged mafaldine (also called manfredine) swirl around plump pink shrimp, creating a more refined, more visually appealing dish than garlic-laden scampi. Wherever there’s mild, there also should be a little wild; here, there’s the fire of red-pepper flakes and a squeeze of lemon as finishing touches.
Pair Your Pasta with the Right Sauce! | Martha Stewart Living - We all need balance, especially when it comes to pasta. Serving thick tubes of rigatoni with a light lemon sauce is like wearing a sundress on a cold day in January. Your pasta shape and sauce should share at least at least one of these attributes: weight, texture, and toothsomeness. Read on for our test-kitchen's favorite pairings.
This version of the classic pasta dish is an adaptation of a one from Giuliano Bugialli, an Italian cookbook author and cooking teacher. It is simple to prepare – 45 minutes from start to finish -– but full of bright, sophisticated flavors. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)