Oh man does it go bad! I picked up some cool pasta in Wellington last week. With this one I had a chunky sauce thing in mind.. thinking it would get inside the shapes and be all flavour and gorgeousness on the plate.. Yeah, No.
I whipped up a sauce of mushrooms, leeks and silverbeet in white wine and garlic. Added cream, parmesan and herbs then tossed it thru’ the cooked pasta.
Glug city. NO idea what went wrong. I cooked the pasta to perfection, but as soon as it was ‘sauced’ it lost the plot. And my sauce didn’t nestle .. or ooze .. or even schmoosh that well. It just kinda sat there on the plate .. lurking beside and under stodgy noodles – daring me to eat it.
CJ was eating it happily and told me I was wrong, that it wasn’t all bad. But it was eat stodge or starve after a long day at work, so I’m unsure she’s to be trusted!
Ah well, at least the toasted pinenuts I garnished the mess with tasted delicious!
In hindsight, I’ve decided this pasta maybe needs a more sticky cheese based sauce. I bought 3 ruddy packets, so time will tell!
Meantime if anyone has any ideas on how I might sauce these babies please comment so I can try them? Aren’t they cute??