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I prefer to use smaller pasta shapes like farfalle or shells. Rotini is a good choice also. The smaller pasta shapes will pick up the flavors of the sauce. The amount of garlic and red pepper flakes might not be enough for some and adding an extra clove of garlic and an extra 1/8 teaspoon of red pepper flakes makes this dish one with big, big flavors – spicy and garlicky.
I love to combine a starch and a veggie in a single side dish. This recipe is a great example, and the flavors of the beans, the savory spices, and the herbs go so well together and balance the bitterness of the kale. You can use almost any greens you like in this dish, such as spinach, kale, chard, or mustard greens, but the flavor will vary slightly, with some of the leafy greens being more bitter than others.
I love the balance of the sweetness of the salmon as a counterpoint to the spicy sauce, but you could use almost anything: chicken, shrimp, lentils, or even roasted eggplant.
Over the last few years I have been ordering cauliflower risotto at a few different restaurants. The name alone sounds great – creamy cauliflower and rice with the likelihood of cheese to round it out. Interestingly, they have been widely different.
One didn't contain rice at all, just cauliflower and cheese, but the texture was a lot like risotto. One had roasted cauliflower with the rice with a nice savory flavor. All of them have been good, but I have been thinking about what I would really like and that is a super simple dish where all the ingredients blend well but are not overpowering.