"Grated" Pasta in Broth: Pasta "Grattata" in Brodo
- 1 cup sifted flour
- 1 tablespoon semolina flour
- 3 eggs
- 6 cups brown chicken stock, recipe follows
- 2 tablespoons grated Pecorino Romano
- Brown Chicken Stock:
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 1/2 pounds chicken wings, backs, and bones
- 3 carrots, coarsely chopped
- 2 onions, coarsely chopped
- 4 ribs celery, coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
- 1 bunch parsley stems
Combine the 2 flours in the middle of a clean work surface and form a well in the center. Work in the eggs, add a pinch of salt and knead to form a rather tough dough. Let rest for 1 hour. Using the large holes of a box grater, grate the dough over a floured kitchen towel, keeping the pieces separated so that they dont stick together.
Bring the chicken stock to a boil and cook the pasta in the broth for 15 minutes. Serve in warmed pasta bowls with Pecorino grated over.Brown Chicken Stock:
In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the oil over high heat until smoking. Add all the chicken parts and brown all over, stirring to avoid burning. Remove the chicken and reserve. Add the carrots, onions, and celery to the pot and cook until soft and browned. Return the chicken to the pot and add 3 quarts of water, the tomato paste, peppercorns, and parsley. Stir with a wooden spoon to dislodge the browned chicken and vegetables bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring almost to a boil, then reduce heat and cook at a low simmer until reduced by half, about 2 hours, occasionally skimming excess fat. Remove from heat, strain, and press on the solids with the bottom of a ladle to extract out all liquids. Stir the stock to facilitate cooling and set aside. Refrigerate stock in small containers for up to a week or freeze for up to a month.
Recipe copyright 2000, Mario Batali. All Rights Reserved.