Thursday, July 8, 2010

Penne with Neck Sauce – The Perfect Pasta for Your Next Vampire-Themed Dinner Party!

While I do think this penne pasta with beef neck sauce would be an amusing and delicious dish to serve at a vampire-themed dinner party, I'll admit my real motive was to attract some new visitors to the site using some of these extremely popular search engine key words.

Thanks to True Blood and the Twilight movies, America is vampire-crazy, and associated word searches on Google are very popular. So if you are reading this post because you thought it was going to be about vampires, or vampire movies, or vampire television shows, or vampire fashion, or vampire games, well, it's not. (See what I did there?)

This recipe does take a long time, but requires very little effort, and you'll be rewarded with a wonderful, richly-flavored sauce. The hardest thing will be getting some neck bones, but a quick conversation with your friendly neighborhood butcher should be all you need. Just be careful. For whatever reason many real-life werewolves actually make their livings as butchers. Look for the unusually thick ear hair.

By the way, speaking of search engine key words, I can't say for sure, but I think Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston, and LeBron James would really love this pasta recipe. Enjoy!




Ingredients:
3 pounds beef neck bones (ones with some meat on them!)
1 onion
3-4 cups tomato sauce (a prepared pasta sauce would be the best choice)
1 cup water, plus more as needed
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
red chili flakes
2 tablespoon chopped fresh green herbs
penne pasta and cheese

29 comments:

cheese recipe said...

yummy stuff...

cheese recipe said...

pasta is really damn good when added and made like this

AFB said...

Looks delicious! Couple of questions:
a) Can't you just use a crock pot? It would turn it from a weekend project into a weekday treat (cooks while one's at work).
b) Would rinsing the jar with red wine improve/hurt it?

KrisD said...

Fangs for the recipe. Can't wait to sink my teeth into this, maybe at the next new moon.

OK, I know, leave the jokes to you....

It does look absolutely delish, though!

Anonymous said...

Is there now more people on Food Wishes?

Chef John said...

sure, perfect for a crock pot. You can use red wine. but whether it improves it would be for you to decide. For me no.

Chef John said...

thanks Kris! Key words work in comments too!

KrisD said...

No worries, CJ, I got that word from Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart when they told Oprah they were dating.

I always like a little red wine with my red sauce, I think it perks it up. But then YMMV.

Marilyn said...

I never drink. . . . . . .wine.

John, you are shameless!

Chef John said...

Sorry M, but you'll have to explain that comment to me.

eatinqueens said...

It would turn it from a weekend.

KentutIjo said...

Chef, i know the answer would be:"No", but i really have to ask this:
may i use... pressure cooker to cook this?

Chef John said...

I've never used a pressure cooker, but it should work.

CorinneCanCraft said...

Thank you, Chef John for yet another splendid recipe and your SEO comments made me laugh.

Question - could a slow cooker be used in place of leaving my gas stove on for 6 hours? Thanks :)

Chef John said...

yes, see above comment, crock yes

Benjamin Frear said...

Looks great! You're so subtle with your SEO tactics. I've heard of vampire movies and vampire shows, but is vampire fashion even a thing? (see what I just did for you there?)

Steve said...

Chef:

With all this vampire stuff. . . isn't this just neck-rophilia?

Chef John said...

Ha! Nicely played.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Hehehe you just made me LOL at this post. Subtle!!

Anonymous said...

Prepared pasta sauce? Like Ragu? Is there a brand you suggest?

Chef John said...

I like barilla

Anonymous said...

Chef john,is it possible to do this in a pressure cooker? thanks.

Chef John said...

See above comment

Jesse from Detroit said...

Now here's a recipe I can really sink my teeth into.

Michael Nease said...

Great post! Really looks delicious! I really think this is something Edward & Bella will really want to sink their teeth into, but it will probably upset all the members of Team Jacob. I might use this recipe for Halloween this year.

Candice said...

I haven't even clicked "play" on the video yet and I'm already laughing. Your post really cracked me up, chef john! Love your humour (:

Btw, been surfing your site and youtube channel for the past 2 hours and I just can't stop!

Michiel said...

I know this is an outdated comment, but i hope you still can post a reply.
It is, here in Belgium, impossible to find neckbones (with meat), as the butchers have to remove the spinal cord because of the Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease.
What is my best alternative: another cut from the cow, or neck-meat with or without another bone extra thrown in the pot?

Michiel said...

I know this is an outdated comment, but i hope you still can post a reply.
It is, here in Belgium, impossible to find neckbones (with meat), as the butchers have to remove the spinal cord because of the Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease.
What is my best alternative: another cut from the cow, or neck-meat with or without another bone extra thrown in the pot?

Chef John said...

try to get beef shanks or even short ribs