Tasty Tuesday

PASTA WITH ROASTED ROMANESCO AND CAPERS

YIELD
4 servings

INGREDIENTS

    • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
    • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil; plus more for drizzling
    • 2 tablespoons drained capers, patted dry, divided
    • Kosher salt
    • 1/2 medium romanesco or cauliflower, cored, cut into small florets
    • 8 garlic cloves, very thinly sliced
    • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, plus more for serving
    • 1/2 cup dry white wine
    • 12 ounces lumaconi (snail shells) or other medium shell pasta
    • 2 ounces aged Asiago cheese or Pecorino, finely grated
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

PREPARATION

    1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Cook almonds, 1/4 cup oil, and 1 Tbsp. capers in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, swirling pan occasionally, until capers burst and almonds are golden brown and smell toasty, about 5 minutes. Transfer almonds and capers with a slotted spoon to a small bowl; season with salt. Let cool. Toss romanesco with oil from saucepan on a rimmed baking sheet; season with salt. Roast, tossing halfway through, until golden brown and tender, 20–25 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, heat 3 Tbsp. oil in a large Dutch oven or other heavy pot over medium-high. Add garlic, 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes, and remaining 1 Tbsp. capers and cook, stirring often, until garlic is golden, about 3 minutes. Add wine and cook until liquid is almost completely evaporated, about 2 minutes.
    3. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until very al dente, about 3 minutes less than package directions.
    4. Using a spider or a slotted spoon, transfer pasta to pot with garlic; add 1 cup pasta cooking liquid. Reduce heat to medium and cook, tossing often, until pasta is al dente and liquid is slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup pasta cooking liquid, then gradually add cheese, tossing until melted and dissolved into a luxurious, glossy sauce. Remove from heat; add butter and toss to combine. Toss in romanesco.
    5. Divide pasta among bowls. Top with fried almonds and capers and more red pepper flakes and drizzle with oil.

 

GRILLED CHICKEN WINGS WITH SHISHITO PEPPERS AND HERBS

YIELD
Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

    • 3 pounds chicken wings, flats and drumettes separated if desired
    • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
    • 1 1/4 cups Sesame-Lime Vinaigrette, divided
    • 1 1/2 cups shishito peppers
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 red jalapeño or Fresno chile, thinly sliced
    • 1 1/2 cups mixed tender herbs (such as mint, cilantro, and/or basil)

PREPARATION

    1. Season chicken wings with salt and black pepper, place in a large resealable plastic bag, and add 1 cup vinaigrette. Seal bag and turn to coat; chill at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.
    2. Prepare a grill for medium heat. Grill chicken, turning occasionally, until wings are evenly charred and cooked through, 8–10 minutes if separated, 12–15 minutes if left whole. Transfer to a platter.
    3. Meanwhile, toss shishito peppers and oil in a medium bowl; season with salt and black pepper. Grill, turning occasionally, until charred in spots and blistered, about 3 minutes. Transfer to platter with wings.
    4. Scatter jalapeño and herbs over wings and shishito peppers. Drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup vinaigrette.
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New Music Monday

Meek Mill – Contagious ft. Migos

Meek Mill follows “Team Rich” with a new collaboration featuring Migoscalled “Contagious”. Have a listen up top. Wins And Losses is out now.

Tyga – ‘My Way’ & ‘The Race Freestyle’

Tyga returns today with two tracks. First up is an original track called ‘My Way’ and the other is a remix/freestyle over Dallas-area rapper Tay-K’s viral hit ‘The Race’. Stream them both up top.

Wiz Khalifa – Rain ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR

Wiz Khalifa teams up with PARTYNEXTDOOR for a new collaboration called “Rain” produced by Sledgren and Cardo. Have a listen up top and expect Wiz’s Rolling Papers 2 project to arrive in the coming months.

Mike WiLL Made-It – Heart Of A Lion ft. YG

Super producer Mike WiLL Made-It connects with YG on a brand new track called “Heart Of A Lion” in collaboration with Adidas

The designing company is getting ready for the Fall season, and now with some help from the artists and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller they have shared a commercial for their Z.N.E. Pulse line.

The concept of their ad was inspired by a recording of Von’s heartbeat, which Mike Will Made It then turned into an instrumental for YG to rap over. 

Watch the commercial below.

“It’s really all about Von Miller working out. They recorded his heartbeat and asked if we could do something with that. So I took the approach of finding a tempo from his BPM and built from there. Finding something new and fresh and different, like I always do when I go in the studio and work”says Mike. 

The Weeknd – Down Low

Toronto crooner The Weeknd issues a cover of R. Kelly’s “Down Low,“ which was premiered during the latest episode of OVO Sound Radioby Oliver El-Khatib. Stream it up top.

 

Celeb News

Tamar Braxton – Bluebird Of Happiness (Album Cover/Tracklist/Features)

Tamar Braxton is all set to release her fifth studio album titled “Bluebird of Happiness” on September 29. The singer managed to lock down a feature from Yo Gotti.

Check out the album cover up top and full tracklist below.

Bluebird of Happiness Tracklist:

1. “My Forever”
2. “Wanna Love You Boy”
3. “Run Run”
4. “Hol’ Up feat. Yo Gotti
5. “The Makings of You”
6. “Heart in My Hands”
7. “Blind”
8. “My Man”
9. “Pick Me Up”
10. “How I Feel”
11. “Empty Boxes”