Oswald Rivera

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ANGEL HAIR PASTA WITH CLAMS AND CAVIAR

I am a fan of what I call hearty pasta, the manly-man pastas, like bucatini, fetuccine, perciatelli,  as opposed to the girly-man pastas, like angel hair. If this sounds misogynistic, I apologize.  My wife is the opposite. She prefers small, fine string pasta; and recently she bought home some angel hair nests.… Read more...

LINGUINI WITH LEMON, BASIL AND SCALLOPS

This is a pretty simple dish where you can use any string pasta, be it  angel hair, bucatini, spaghetti, and not just the linguini mentioned.  It calls for three simple ingredients: scallops, lemon and basil. Think of it as a variation of pasta with white clams sauce.… Read more...

MACARONI SALAD

Summertime and the livin’ ain’t easy. Though it’s been a mild one thus far, the heat will come, that’s guaranteed (global warming deniers aside). Thus we think of salads for summer. And, for some time now, pasta salads have come to the fore.… Read more...

PASTA WITH SAUSAGE

For a pasta freak like myself, this is one of the easiest (and moist economical) dishes to prepare. And it’s quick and delicious. Think of the nerdy Sheldon on the comedy series The Big Bang, where he always rhapsodizes about his mom’s real “Eyetalian” spaghetti and franks dinner.… Read more...

Fettuccine with Tomatoes, Garlic and Caramelized Onions

The waning days of summer, but good ripe tomatoes are still in season, and I indulged every chance to enjoy them. I won’t have such a treat during the cold winter months (it’ll be Italian canned tomatoes). Thus I posit another recipe featuring tomatoes.… Read more...

Easy Rigatoni (or any pasta)

This is the easiest pasta dish I know. At it’s simplest it’s pasta (of whatever kind you like) with garlic oil and hot red pepper. And the beauty of this dish is that you can innovate by adding whatever ingredients you need.… Read more...

Pasta with Pancetta

Pancetta is a pork product very popular in Italy. In some circles it’s called Italian bacon. Along with prosciutto, it’s very common in the Italian kitchen. It is made from pork meat that is salt cured and spiced with lots of black pepper.… Read more...

Linguini with Caviar

If you ever wanted to enhance a common, nondescript pasta dish, then add caviar to it. It will garner “oohs” and “aahs” at your table. Most people think of caviar as that fancy-dan appetizer served at diplomatic functions or the debutante cotillion.… Read more...

Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes

Summer is the season when ripe, fresh tomatoes are in bloom. In the middle of winter when all you can get are those mealy cellophane wrapped imitations, one despairs. But now they are in their glory. You can make a great, hearty tomato based sauce over that pasta.… Read more...

Shrimp Aglio e Olio

This recipe is about the quickest shrimp dish I know. It could be called a shrimp quick fix. All you need is some shrimp and whatever pasta is available. For this recipe I use whole-wheat linguine. And if you don’t have linguine, spaghetti or macaroni hanging about, you can serve the shrimp over rice.… Read more...

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