I always imagined post Arnies corny line that if I should ever have an Italian Restaurant, it would be called Pasta La Vista...in the absence of such an occurrence, this is probably the next best thing. I LOVE homemade pasta and of course with the help of Thermomix, nothing could be easier. I dashed home from work, whipped up a batch of dough, let it rest whilst I searched for the arm to my pasta roller, and after working up a sweat as I scoured cupboards and drawers with no luck, gave up on the home made and quickly cooked some fettucine I had in the pantry, still did an outstanding sauce and yes, we were eating in no time. As for the lost art of rolling pasta? Hasta la Vista baby!
- 40 g fettucine per serving, cooked as directed on package
- 300 g butternut pumpkin, cubed and roasted
- 1 Handful fresh herbs of choice
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 50 g romano cheese
- 150 g pine nuts, toasted in dry pan
- 2 lemons, juice
- Kalamata olives
- A few semi dried sundried tomatoes
- 100 g danish feta
- Pink Salt Flakes Sea salt to taste BUY
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) EVOO to taste BUY
Roast pumpkin in fan forced 200°C oven for around 20-25 minutes and set aside.
Place herbs into Thermomix bowl and chop for a few sec/speed 7.
Place garlic and cheese into Thermomix bowl and mill for 10 sec/speed 9.
Add pine nuts, juice and enough EVOO to make a fairly thin pesto. (I used 100g)
Toss pesto through warm pasta, add olives, tomatoes, roasted pumpkin and then crumble feta over the top. Drizzle with additional EVOO and garnish with a few fresh herb leaves.
Pasta is always stunning served with fresh French Sticks...with or without the garlic butter. Looks like I'm going to need a Ciabatta recipe up here, if I'm going to help keep European Union relations in good shape! And no I didn't find the rest of the pasta roller...looks like I'll be needing a brand spanking new one!