Recently, GaijinPot sat in on a ramen shop for an afternoon with the very gracious Fumio Tamiwaki. It was an amazing experience from something that usually appears completely normal to those who have been in Japan for a long time: interesting to hear about his experiences and to pick out some nuggets of noodly information.
Ease of preparation: easy Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Servings: 7-9 Wine pairing: White
1 box BARILLA PLUS Elbows 1-1/2 cup Feta cheese, crumbled 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 2 small cucumbers 1 medium red onion 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar 4 leaves fresh basil
Cook pasta in salted water; drain one minute prior the lower recommended cooking time. Drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil, place flat on a sheet tray to cool down as quick as possible. PEEL and slice cucumbers thinly. Cut the onion and basil julienne. COMBINE pasta n a bowl with all remaining ingredients. Allow to rest 30 minutes before serving