By tigerduck on May 25, 2006
Photo by lauralie41
Photo by lauralie41
"The name cinque Pi refers to the 5 (Italian = cinque) most important ingredients in this sauce which in Italian all start with the letter p: panna (cream), purea di pomodoro (tomato puree), prezzemolo (parsley), parmigiano (parmesan), pepe (pepper). This pasta dish which originates from Italy is very popular in Switzerland. Therefore, I categorized it as Italian and Swiss. My BF who is Italian actually said that he has never seen it on the menu in Italia. Here in Switzerland you can find it in nearly ever Italian restaurant and many people cook it at home."
Serving Size: 1 (242 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Oh we thought this was great! My husband is italian who has all his family in Switzerland (we visit both countries often) but can you believe we have never seen this in a restaurant?? Obvioulsy we haven't lived!! Big thumbs up from the kids too!"
"Very easy to make and feeds a lot (5 adults tonight with at least another serving left over). Unfortunately this dish met with really mixed reviews in my house. Some really liked and some really didn't care for it. Thanks for sharing though."
"the best ever!!!!!"
"Lovely, Duck! I love the nutmeg--grated it into the sauce and relished the aroma. Over penne--a very pretty and delicious dish. "
"A wonderful pasta dish, simple and quick to make too. I loved the fresh flavor of the parsley in the tomato cream sauce! I used farfalle and when ready to serve sprinkled a bit more parmesan cheese and fresh ground pepper on top! Next time will use mini cheese filled tortellini. Thank you Sue for an awesome meal!"
"Oooh, this is a super pasta dish, which we thoroughly enjoyed. the creamy sauce has a wonderful flavour and the tomato puree turns it a lovely colour. I can't confirm the poor behaviour of UK single cream, as I only had extra thick double cream to hand :-) I didn't have enough cream for the recipe so I created a thinner 'cream' by mixing half the specified amount of cream with an equal amount of full fat milk. This worked a treat and behaved very well indeed! "