Egg noodles with chicken giblets

Egg noodles with chicken giblets

Tagliolini con frattaglie di pollo

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4
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Alastair Hendy

When you buy a chicken in Italy, it still contains (as it does if you buy from a good butcher) the tasty and very useful giblets. Comprising the liver, gizzard, heart and sometimes neck, they can make a great pasta sauce.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
400g fresh or dried egg tagliolini
salt and pepper
60g parmesan, freshly grated

Sauce

Quantity Ingredient
300g chicken giblets
1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
4 tablespoons olive oil
30g dried porcini, rehydrated and finely chopped
4 tablespoons white wine
30g unsalted butter

Method

  1. For the sauce, cut the gizzard into thin slices, and the liver and heart into smaller pieces. Leave the neck whole, it’s for flavouring.
  2. Fry the onion in the oil until soft, about 5-6 minutes, then add the giblets and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add the porcini and fry for a few more minutes. Add the wine, cook for a further minute, season, then add a little of the mushroom soaking water until you have a sauce-like consistency.
  3. Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente, usually about 3 minutes if fresh or 4–5 minutes if dried. Drain the pasta, reserving a little of the pasta cooking water.
  4. Add the butter to the sauce, warm up and use to dress the pasta. Should the sauce need any liquid, add 2 tablespoons of the reserved pasta water. Divide between the plates, sprinkle over the Parmesan and serve.

To make it more special

  • Should you be the proud owner of a wonderful white truffle from Alba (hopefully without having had to take a mortgage on your house) then slice some of this on top of each bowl to make this pasta dish truly special.
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