Wine-Cooked Tortellini

Food Illustration #2 - Tortellini Cooked in Wine
Moving into a new apartment in a new city means a lot of rice, beans, pasta, and wine because a) they're simple foods that don't require a lot of babysitting and b) they're cheap. After awhile these basics can get a little monotonous, so as I was debating whether or not to make a grocery store trek I remembered a wine-cooked pasta recipe I had once seen and decided to use it as inspiration:

Wine-Cooked Tortellini
1 c dried tortellini
1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, diced
Onion powder, oregano, thyme, salt & pepper
1 c chopped tomatoes
2/3 c sliced baby portobello mushrooms
3/4 - 1 1/2 c dry red wine

-Bring a pot of water to boil and begin to cook the tortellini until they are just starting to soften (about 1/2 cooked), then drain them in a colander
-In the meantime heat the oil in a large saucepan and begin to saute the garlic
-Add about 1/4 tsp of each spice/herb to the oil (more or less depending on your taste) to create a sort of paste making sure not to burn the spices
-Add the mushrooms and tomatoes to cook
-After a few minutes add the red wine and tortellini to finish cooking
-Add more wine if needed
-Let cool & eat!

10 comments :

Wren KW 12/5/12, 6:13 PM  

I love the illustration. And this sounds amazing!

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Geez Louise! 12/6/12, 1:29 PM  

the food illustration is beautiful, it reminds me of Sweet Paul... lovely

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sweet road 12/6/12, 2:31 PM  

@Geez Louise!Thanks! What is Sweet Paul?

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faye queano 12/8/12, 8:01 PM  

cool illustration!

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Stephanie 12/9/12, 6:09 PM  

I really love your drawings-- they always make me smile! Ever thought of selling them? They're so lovely :)

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Julia | JuliasAlbum.com 12/12/12, 5:05 PM  

I love cooking with wine and cook a lot of pasta dishes with wine, red or white. Is it your drawing? It's lovely!

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sweet road 12/12/12, 5:22 PM  

@Stephanie Thanks Stephanie! I would like to sell some art in the future. Right now I'm working on building up enough work to do something more with.

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sweet road 12/12/12, 5:23 PM  

@Julia | JuliasAlbum.com Hi Julia! Cooking with wine makes such a huge difference. I discovered it about a year ago and I really have no idea why it took me so long. I did do this drawing, I'm glad you like it!

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Ana Cooks 12/13/12, 7:21 AM  

i dont know what i love the most...the illustration or the pictures!!! it's all beautiful around here!

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