9.23.2009

Heff's Farfalle Throwdown!!


Heff's Bow Tie Challenge!!



Farfalle di oro con noci
An elegant vegetarian entree, or wonderful paired wif' grilled veal chop!


16 oz of farfalle (bowtie pasta)
3/4 cup rich (homemade chicken broth)
2/3 cup toasted walnuts
1 large butternut squash
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/8/ tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp black pepper
one red pepper cut in julienne strips an' sautee'd in butter until jes' gettin' a black edge.

Cut squash in half, scoop out seeds an' drizzle wif olive oil, bake
@ 375 about 45 minutes or until fork easily pierces the flesh.

Meanwhile, reserve about 5-6 walnuts, put remainder in a food processor an' pulse walnuts until they are chopped very fine, set aside. Chop the reserved walnuts in a rough chop, save.



When squash is done, remove an' cool fer 10 minutes, then scoop the flesh into a blender or food processor, add the chicken broth and pulse until smooth. Add pepper, nutmeg and walnuts, pulse until smooth. Taste for salt. Remove squash to a large oven-proof casserole or bowl.

Bring large stockpot of water to boil, add one tsp salt and one tbs olive oil
stir in bowtie pasta and cook until jes' done--al dente, drain, toss in 2 tbs olive oil.

heat cream in microwave until hot but do not boil. Stir into the squash mixture and blend

Add well-drained farfalle to the squash and gently blend. Bake, covered, in oven about 10 minutes @ 350.

Remove and garnish by placing red pepper and chopped nuts in center of the dish.

If y'all likes yore pasta creamier, jes' increase the amount of cream or chicken broth by 1/4 cup each. We also puts in a 1/2 tsp black pepper, but that might be too much fer some folks.


10 comments:

K9 said...

yum aunty. on flavor and uniqueness you have got to be a winner. i remember eating this gnocci in italy with walnut cream -i thought this will be gross- but NO it was awesome. good luck tonight!

Karl said...

Sounds like a neat combination.

TROLL Y2K said...

That's a fascinating dish. Amazing there's a company that was founded in 1389. I wasn't even born then.

Boxer said...

this is one I'm printing out. Just reading it made me happy and I "think" I'll be able to make it. You had me at "vegetarian". Hee. seems like a lovely "wintery" dish.

SophieMae said...

Mmmm, that sounds yummo! Only I can't bring myself to eat veal, 'specially since seein', first-hand, those poor calves all boxed in. *snuff* Aw, I can't help it; I'm just a big ol' softie. 8-}

Aunty Belle said...

K9,
somehow them Eyetalians make unlikely thangs taste scrumptious. Thanks fer the wish of luck, but it ran out I reckon when ya advised Troll to give the star to BB--thas' okay, I gits it--hard to beat anythang done by PNW films!

Karl,
howdy! Is ya a regular in the kitchen?

Troll-Man,
think it were founded in 1388. Add some pancetta to the dish an' it sings!

Boxer-Babe,

it is comfort food--ooh, a fire , the wind swooshin' outside yore windows and a big ole bowl of Farfalle di Oro, a glass of Pinot Grigio....

Sophie Mae!!

I know...poor thangs!! But ya know that Eyetalians eat a lot of veal.

Heff said...

Squash. INTERESTING !

That also looks like a MUCH better brand of pasta than what we used.

Aunty Belle said...

Heff,
I betcha doan have no scruples--about eatin' veal, that is.

moi said...

Okay, this is my favorite dish so far! Not that I was asked to judge or anything. Just sayin' . . .

fishy said...

Wow Aunty,
This sounds yummy and I think I have one of those squashes in my Kitchen ...