Spinach pasta tortellini in a flavorful parmesan brodo.
Tortellini in Parmesan Brodo
1 pound Parmesan rinds
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 head garlic, halved across the equator
1 onion, halved
4 sprigs fresh oregano
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon salt, plus for pasta water
1 pound spinach pasta tortellini (spinach pasta filled with cheese)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
As seen on: Giada's Holiday Handbook, Episode 7. Christmas at Giada's.
To a large saucepan, combine the Parmesan rinds, carrots, celery, garlic, onions, oregano, thyme, bay leaf and salt. Add 8 cups water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer the broth for 1 hour 15 minutes, adjusting the heat to maintain a simmer and stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Strain into a clean saucepan and keep warm over low heat.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Add the tortellini and cook for 2 minutes less than the package instructions, about 4 minutes. Drain well, then add the tortellini to the broth to finish cooking. Stir in the parsley and serve.