A BEAUTY PLATING LESSON BY STARRED CHEF LUCA MARCHINI

LUCA MARCHINI

The peculiar culinary technique of this pasta dish, called “ infusion”, allows pasta to finish cooking until complete absorption of the broth flavors.

Moreover, tying with the string the bundle of spaghetti holds the linearity of the pasta shape and at the same time, it makes it easier to stir, drain and cook. It also makes it simple to place the bundle of spaghetti inside the Savarin mould to reach the desired shape.

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SPAGHETTI WITH GRILLED ONIONS, GREEK YOGURT SAUCE, CRISPY VEGETABLE BRUNOISE
CHEF’S TIPS

The peculiar culinary technique of this pasta dish, called “ infusion”, allows pasta to finish cooking until complete absorption of the broth flavors.

Moreover, tying with the string the bundle of spaghetti holds the linearity of the pasta shape and at the same time, it makes it easier to stir, drain and cook. It also makes it simple to place the bundle of spaghetti inside the Savarin mould to reach the desired shape.

Preparation

INGREDIENTS FOR 4 SERVINGS:

11.5 oz of Barilla Spaghetti no. 5
4 yellow onions
1 cucumber
1 celery stick
1 sun gold tomato
2 carrots
5.2 oz of Greek yogurt
Salt and pepper to taste

Phase 1
FOR THE VEGETABLE STOCK

For the onion stock, peel the 4 onions and cut in half, then blanch in abundant water to smooth the taste. Drain and dry out the onions. Toast the onions on a grill. When the onions are ready, submerge in cold water and boil for about 2 hours to obtain the stock. Then drain and reduce the stock for another hour, to have a concentrate of all the flavors.
Phase 2
FOR THE BRUNOISE

For the Brunoise, cut all the raw vegetables in small dices, dress with extra virgin olive oil and salt.
Phase 3
FOR THE YOGURT SAUCE

Put 5.2 oz of Greek yogurt in a bowl, add salt and pepper, about 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil, a little lemon juice and blend with a scraper until smooth and homogeneous. Let rest in the fridge inside a piping bag.
Phase 4
FOR THE PASTA

String one end of each portion of spaghetti to shape a bundle. Cook the spaghetti in abundant salted water up to half-cooking time, drain and place the bundle in a frying pan with the onion stock and finish cooking the pasta. This technique allows the spaghetti to absorb the onion stock and take in the sweet and distinct flavor, it also makes it easier to handle the pasta when it comes to plating.
Phase 5
PLATING

Using the tongs, hold the bundle of spaghetti and place it inside the Savarin mould, to shape it as desired. Cut off the end tied with string that has remained uncooked. To plate, flip over the spaghetti mould into a plate so it looks like a nest, finish with the vegetable Brunoise in the middle, dollops of yogurt sauce and sprouts, to taste.

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