Tortellini in Brodo is a favorite pasta dish of Aziz Ansari, which he tried in Bologna.

Have you checked out Master of None starring Aziz Ansari on Netflix? We discovered the show this past week and devoured the whole first season in a few days. The show is hilarious and covers topics relevant for today’s time. You will also notice a common theme through out the show, pasta.

It is no surprise that pasta is Aziz’s favorite food. You hear, see and learn all kinds of pastas tidbits sprinkled throughout the show. He wears a cool t-shirt with the slogan “I Love Pasta” in one scene and in another scene makes carbonara. After each episode, I found myself craving a bowl of pasta.

I then decided to find out what is Aziz’s favorite dish and in an interview found here, he divulged it is the savory tortellini in brodo. I had the good fortune to try this dish before in a restaurant in Northern California. The plump pasta bites were filled with a delicious cheese combination. The tortellini swam in a beef broth that tasted as if the shank had been slowly cooked for hours. This recipe will help you recreate this magical dish at home. It is perfect for the winter months. Enjoy!

Ingredients (for broth)

  • One celery stalk
  • One onion
  • Two carrots
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chicken legs/thighs
  • Beef shank
  • Veal shank

Ingredients (for tortellini)

  • Flour
  • Nutmeg
  • Eggs
  • Four oz. of Mortadella (substitute w/Bologna)
  • Four oz. of Prosciutto crudo (substitute w/quality ham)
  • Six oz. of Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Four oz. of Pork loin (preferably marinated in salt, pepper, rosemary, and garlic).

 

Directions

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