The characters in the book don't give us many clues to their secret spices, but nutmeg is mentioned a number of times among Rohini's stash of herbs and spices. Nutmeg has long been one of my favorite spices, especially in savory foods. I've been making chicken sprinkled with freshly grated nutmeg for years, and nutmeg is sometimes the secret spice in Italian cooking.
This is how I imagine Chef Christiano's Shrimp Rohini.
Yield: Serves 2
Start the pasta water and cook the angel hair pasta al dente, which happens quickly. Drain the pasta and add the bell pepper rings, and cover to allow the thinly sliced pepper rings to steam.
|Thinly sliced red onion.|
I've made the recipe a number of times now, once with quite large shrimp, and then again with smaller ones and I was surprised to find that I preferred the small ones as the flavor seemed to permeate into the shrimp better.
And last, but certainly not least... I've entered this Shrimp Rohini recipe in Novel Food, a project of Simona Carini, a food storyteller. Patricia V. Davis mentioned that I should check this out and I have fallen head over heals for this concept and look forward to adding more recipes as I have time. As a matter of fact, I really love the concept of a collection of recipes inspired by my favorite books, don't you? To enter your own recipe, go here: http://www.pulcetta.com/2016/09/announcing-novel-food-28.html. All the delicious details are there, along with links to previous editions. I looked through a few and everything looks delicious.