Monday, February 13, 2012

Love-Me-Pink Pasta

A perfect Valentine's Day pasta bowl for two, and allow me to simply count the ways...

Serves 1 couple.

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Wash the beets, and trim the ends off.
  3. Place beets in a roasting pan, and cover with foil not allowing the foil to touch the beets.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until tender. 
  5. Meanwhile, boil pasta in filtered water until al dente, (roughly 7 minutes.)
  6. Drain water in colander, and set pasta back in pan.
  7. Add in butter, and cover.
  8. When beets are softened, remove skins, which will easily slip off, and place skinned beets in your colander over the pan of pasta and butter.
  9. The ruby red beet juice will drain into the pan. Dice beets, and compress with your hands for more juice. (Careful, beet juice is intense and can stain!)
  10. When you've "juiced" it all up, mix pasta with beet butter sauce. 
  11. Serve warm. The extreme thought that went into this pasta bowl in order to make it Valentine's Day color appropriate, might just tickle-him-pink.