The Curator's Baked Feta Pasta
Baked Feta Pasta with the Kick
Enjoy Baked Feta Pasta with a bit of spice and everything nice. Just the way our Queen Curator enjoys it!
Notes from the Curator
The trendy pasta in social media has made to The Bow Tie Duck HQ. We have tried and tested this recipe that you will surely enjoy:
- In a baking dish, spread some of your Spanish cherry tomatoes (remove from vine), and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Place the block of Malagos Feta Tricolore cheese onto the middle of the baking dish.
- Drizzle more olive oil on the feta, and a sprinkling of pepper.
- Bake in the oven at 400F, for around 35 minutes, until the tomatoes burst, and the feta looks slightly brown and melty.
- While waiting, cook your Verrigini Spaghettoro in salted boiling water for about 6-8 minutes.
- Take out your baking dish from the oven.
- Mix everything together until a thick sauce forms.
- Add in your cooked pasta by using tongs and directly transferring the pasta from its boiling pot to the baking dish.
- Combine. Add some pasta water if you see the pasta clumping. Starch from your pasta water can help incorporate the sauce better with the pasta.
- Serve warm alongside a cold glass of Ramon Bilbao Rioja Crianza
Tomatoes - Keep them in a cool area. A wine chiller would be perfect. Or in the warmer section of your refrigerator.
Feta cheese - Cheeses (except brined ones in jars) should be stored in the crisper or the butter drawer of a refrigerator, not on the shelves themselves. This is to help regulate their temperature and humidity levels—and prevents the formation of mold. Once opened, they should not be kept in their original packaging. This fresh cheese should be stored in a lidded plastic or glass container in the refrigerator. Kindly pay attention to the best before date label when you receive your cheese. Consume prior to date indicated.
Pasta - Store dry, uncooked pasta in a cool, dry pantry for up to one year. Preserve freshness by storing dry pasta in an air-tight box or container. Store plain (no sauce or other ingredients) cooked pasta in a container or plastic sealable bag in the refrigerator for up to five days and up to three months in the freezer.
Wine - Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.