Golden Taupe Smoked Pasta et La Taupe — 19 Comments

  1. Smoked pasta? Never heard of it — what an intriguing idea! The taupes, unfortunately, are no strangers to my garden, but I have not seen them for several years. Perhaps they’ve moved to France….

  2. Moles! Shudder. They terrify me, because of the damage they do. We had one in a community garden where I had a plot years ago. He was “retired” by an elderly man who had a plot near mine.
    The pasta looks so yummy! I’ve never smoked pasta either! And I must!

  3. Katie, this looks really good! I just don’t have the facility to smoke like that. Perhaps that should be on my wish list.
    I suppose just a little flakes salmon added to that pasta would be very nice also.
    Wonder if that could be done with one of those stove top smoker pans? Might have to look into that.

  4. It should be masculine, Ulrike, nothing feminine about the little critters!
    Lydia, smoked pasta is wonderful (she says, humbly). You may have your taupes back…
    Sher, mon mari tried ‘retiring’ one with a shovel… didn’t work. Our neighbor shoots them, didn’t much like that idea. Smoking the pasta is very easy – just get it ready and wait!
    Tanna, you can do it on a weber-type if you have that, I don’t know about gas grils or stove-top smokers but I would think anything with low heat and smoke would work. Worth a try – and if it didn’t work, you’d still have some pretty good pasta!

  5. The guy came out several times and never charged you again? And wouldn’t take payment because the work is guaranteed? No made-up excuses why the guarantee didn’t count? You mean there are people who actually do business like that?? *falls over in shock*
    Wow. Just, wow.
    And the pasta looks amazing, too! đŸ™‚

  6. Cyberdelia, I know, I feel so guilty… I didn’t even want to call him the last time!
    He seems perfectly happy, though.
    Pille, it was new to me the first time I tried, too. I love to make it for guests… everyont is so curious about it!

  7. Katie
    So glad I discovered your post through Ruth’s PPN…so interesting. Love your stories. I saw Alton Brown(love his brilliant programmes) construct that smoker too but put it in the too hard basket Might look at it now.

  8. oh those moles~what a pain in the butt they are. We had them in Seattle, all over the place. My husband was completely fed up and frustrated because nothing was working.So of course he did the “manly” thing by getting out his 357 magnum and started blowing up the mounds~no, it didn’t work. But he felt better……smoked pasta sounds devine~and i see what you mean about the lovely results!

  9. Gilli, I’m glad you found it, too! Alton makes it all look so easy, though. I, also, love his show! I like his do-it-yourself attitude…. mon mari is a lot like that – usually it works without too much damage in the trying LOL
    Jann, they can do so much damage so quickly! I’m surprised mon mari didn’t damage something part of him when he whacked the mole – he swung that shovel awfully hard… and he felt better (mole lived).
    Pasta = GOOD!

  10. Katie, don’t try to retire a mole with a shovel. My MIL did it and all relatives came to bemoan the loss.

  11. What a great story – one of those it’s fun to read about, but obviously not to experience!
    Thanks for sharing the smoked pasta with Presto Pasta Nights…what a great idea.

  12. I just need to taste that dish! It is seriously comfort food to the max with the smoky goodness. Here in TN, we take smoking our food seriously!

  13. How unique! I don’t have a smoker or Kirschwasser(impossible to find!), so I will let my eyes feast on your wonderful pasta instead.

  14. Okay, Ulrike, what’s the rest of that story?
    Ruth, we think we have them eradicated now (she says, fingers crossed)
    CC, I’m not sure which mon mari likes better: eating the pasta or playing with the smoker… boys and their toys!
    Lannae, we may be northeners, but we take ALL our food seriously… including smoking. Mon mari wants to build a proper smokehouse… heaven help us!
    Nora, you can build a smoker from a box and substitute any fruit based eau de vie… Yikes, that sounds like work, sorry about that… Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Wow, smoked pasta — what a novel idea. I’ve never heard of cooking a pasta dish on the grill before, but now I want to try it right away. Great substitute for heating the oven and kitchen. And — who doesn’t want a D.O?!