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Spaghetti Pasta with Charred Scallion Sauce
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Norman February 2, 2021
Wow. This was so much more flavorful than expected! Really changed my view on scallions. This recipe's a keeper.
Gcbf December 22, 2020
I just made this, and found I had to cook the scallions a lot longer than it said for them to break down and cook out the sharp onion flavour. I also added a little lemon and some sweetener to break through the sharpness. In the end it’s yum, simple, and a good way to use up lots of scallions! Thanks!
LULULAND April 9, 2020
I made this tonight. We weren't all that happy with it. The green onions didn't char they ended up being slimy. Although the lemon did pick it up a bit. I would add some garlic also maybe some tomato.
Melissa B. February 20, 2020
I really wanted to like this recipe! My husband and I LOVE onion and scallion, and I often double or triple the onion in a recipe. We avoided the temptation to fiddle and followed the recipe to the letter, and it was pretty much inedible. I don't know if we had exceptionally strong scallions, or if we did something wrong, but the thiol level was way too high. I got heartburn within minutes and the baby refused to nurse that night (never happened before despite lots of alliums and capsaicin). Wanted to like this one! Not sure what went wrong.
witloof April 30, 2019
I made the full three bunches for one serving of pasta minus most of the extra oil} and it was delicious. Great, easy recipe.
Pam S. April 9, 2019
I have two rows of scallions left from overwintering in my garden and I'm needing the space to set out cabbage plants. This is the perfect way to use those up - can't wait to try this! I think I will add a squeeze of lemon at the very end.
btglenn March 31, 2019
What an awful overuse of salt as the main seasoning. Far exceeds recommended quantities in general and is a no-no for those with high blood pressure. There are many other seasonings to use for added flavoring - to begin with, add some chopped parsley and other greens along with the major ingredient, scallions. Add a pinch of thyme and oregano, dry cumin, and lemon juice for brightening.
Carrie K. March 31, 2019
The recipe instructs all 1-1/2 tablespoons of salt are for the pasta water. The onions are cooked with pinches here and there.
Carrie K. March 31, 2019
I made this last night. It's a great idea, and I will definitely make again--I love green onions! But the amount of oil is way too much for 8 ounces of pasta. Next time I'll use a bit of white wine to de-glaze the pan instead of an additional 1/4 cup of olive oil.
Courtney C. March 30, 2019
Really great and simple for a dinner party. Would love to try it with a peanut citrus sauce and maybe brown rice noodles or something as well. But amazing as is and crazy easy to prepare.
Sam March 30, 2019
Excellent recipe. Quick, simple, and flavorful. Made me look twice and nod to scallions.
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