Pasta may be our go-to comfort food in cold-weather months, but we love simple, light variations in the spring and summer too. As the temperature rises, trade out heavier ingredients like braised meats or long-cooked sauces for fresh seafood and the market’s bounty of vegetables and backyard herbs.
See the Recipe Christopher Hirsheimer
See the Recipe Luca Vignelli
Pappardelle Over Wilted Asian Greens
For this dish, use the market’s best-looking greens. Each lends its own character: mustard greens provide a peppery tang, bok choy an earthy pungency, and mizuna a bitter-edged complexity.
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Fava Pasta Salad
Smooth, whipped feta cheese dresses the fresh favas, tomatoes, and mint in this Greek dish.
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See the Recipe James Oseland
See the Recipe Roger Sherman
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While visiting the little seaside town of Trinidad, California, we found our way to Katy’s Smokehouse and Fish Market, a treasure trove of smoked seafood and local fish. One of Katy’s top sellers is the
hot-smoked salmon, which inspired us to create this dish.
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Figaretti’s ‘Godfather II’ Linguine
This dish, along with linguine with red clam sauce and oven-baked rigatoni, is a mainstay of the Italian-American fare served at Figaretti’s in Wheeling, West Virginia.
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See the Recipe André Baranowski
As olive oil mingles with white wine and sweet clams in this classic pasta dish, it creates a fragrant sauce that coats the pasta.
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See the Recipe Helen Rosner
In this classic Genoese dish, fettuccine pasta is combined with string beans, baby red potatoes, and tossed with basil pesto.
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This homemade fettuccine is simply tossed with heirloom tomatoes and basil.
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Tangy feta and crunchy veggies get extra body from rotini in this classic Greek-inspired pasta salad.
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Spaghetti primavera Todd Coleman
Korean Noodles with Beef and Vegetables (Chap Chae)
A garnish of chopped peanuts and slivered cucumber and carrot add crunch to the silky, savory Chinese-American noodle dish.
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See the Recipe Todd Coleman
Chilled Sea Urchin and Farro Pasta
Morel and Asparagus Spaghetti
In this aromatic dish, shell-shape pasta is dressed in a light tomato and clam sauce with artichoke hearts.
Versions of this satisfying, cream-laced crawfish pasta are served at restaurants throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. The level of heat from hot sauce is left up to the cook.
Bucatini ai Frutti di Mare (Seafood Pasta)
The recipe for this shellfish-laden pasta comes from chef Michael Chiarello.
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