Did you ever just want some pasta. Well it was my day off and and had a craving. It is funny when I think back, my Mom would say I have a wollie for such and such a food. I took that to mean a craving.
Sorry no way to explain. But I had a wollie for some pasta and some meat but not red sauce.
So, here we go. I had an idea and went with it. It turned out pretty good. Well at least June said it was good.
This recipe is for Four
Accompany with a salad or some garlic bread or both
So we can get on with this, Yes.
1 ~ lb Ground Pork
6 ~ 8 Leaves of finely chopped Fresh Basil
2 ~ Cloves of minced Garlic
4 ~ Teaspoons grated Parmesian Cheese
~ Salt and Pepper
In a bowl mix all the ingredients well.
Roll by hand 1" to 1 1/4" balls.
1 lb will make 20 to 24 balls
Place balls in a steamer turn once or twice until balls are whiteish in color. Cook for about 6 minutes.
I used Linguini but I feel Penne would be good too.
1/2 ~ lb Pasta
5 ~ sprigs Chives cut into 1/2" lenghts
2 ~ tbspns Butter
3/4 ~ cup Half and Half
1/2 cup and 1/2 cup of each Parmesian and Romano cheeses mixed
1/4 cup of whipped Cream Cheese
Place a pan with water on the range to boil for the Pasta
On medium heat place Butter in a large sauce pan to melt
Add the Half and Half, Cream Cheese and Cheese mixture
Wisk the mixture until smooth.
Lower the heat and add the Pork balls and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes
Drain cooked Pasta and place into the cream mixture and toss to coat the Pasta
Plate and top with the Chives.
I tossed some torn Basil Leaves on top too