Sunday, July 12, 2015

Katie's Pizza and Pasta Passport Dinner: Sicily

June's version of Katie's Pizza and Pasta Passport Dinner focused on Sicily, which is a big island and meant seafood!

Menu
The first course was Arancini, better known as risotto balls! I am thinking this would make a great addition to the appetizer menu!

Arancini

Arancini - The Inside
I was secretly thrilled to see eggplant on the menu and turned into a cute small plate called Panelle + Eggplant Caponata. Panelle is a Sicilian "fritter" and is a common street food. I think the eggplant on top gives it some class.

Panelle + Eggplant Caponata
Getting into the heavier courses, the pasta course was Handmade Busiati Pasta + Pesto Trapanese. You can't go wrong with any of Katie's handmade pastas! Check out the cheese on top too...

Handmade Busiati Pasta + Pesto Trapanese
The home run dish was the seafood course, like I had been expecting. This was a total money shot right here and you can see the prawn up front, two mussels, fried calamari in the middle, seabass in the back, all on a bed of couscous.

Trapani Cuscusu
Let's just say this dish even tops Eggplant Parmigiana and absolutely must be on the menu!!!!!! Write-in campaign time!!

Unfortunately, in all of our excitement over the last dish, we do not have any pictures of the dessert, Cassatelle Alla Trapanese. I can assure you we were way too full at this point to even give much attention, other than the hint of chocolate that it provided.

Resources:

Katie's Pizza and Pasta = http://www.katiespizzaandpasta.com/

Photos by Patience Scanlon