Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Main Course - Fettucine with Cauliflower, Chilli, Olive & Parsley

ROlling the dough

For this recipe we made our own pasta! I hae a pasta machine at home, but hardly ever use it. And when I do, I usually end up making lasagne sheets because I can't be bothered with the last step of cutting into strips. But its not even difficult, so will have to do better in the future!!



Fresh Noodle/Pasta Dough Recipe

Ingredients – serves 4:

250gm plain flour

3 eggs (55gm)

10ml oil

pinch of salt

Method 1:

1. Sift the flour into a bowl and form a bay in the middle

2. Whisk the eggs and pour into the bay

3. Add the oil and salt

4. Gradually incorporate the flour into the egg

5. Knead the dough until its smooth and doesn’t stick to your hand

6. Wrap and refrigerate for ½ hour

7. Roll as desired

Method 2:

1. Alternatively sift flour into a food processor, add the egg, oil and

salt and process until smooth

2. Wrap and refrigerate for ½ hour

The sauce we did for the Fettucine was simple, different and delicious!!

¼ cup olive oil

300gm fettucinne

½ head cauliflower

½ red chilli

40 gm kalamatta olives (pitted)

½ Bunch continental parsley

1 x sprig rosemary

1 teaspoon mini capers (preserved in salt)

1 teaspoon anchovies

60gm Pecorino cheese

2 cloves garlic

salt and pepper

I didt let my partner put the anchovy into our sauce because I wanted to keep it vegetarian!

Cut cauliflower into small 2cm florets

1. 2. Pick rosemary leaves

3. In deep frypan, fry florets with ½ cup olive oil until golden brown

4. Rinse capers, and leave to dry on paper towel

5. Slice garlic and chilli, add to cauliflower

6. Cook for 3 minutes or until soft

7. Add dried capers, chopped anchovies, olives and rosemary

8. Stir on medium heat until anchovies dissolve

9. Meanwhile, chop parsley, grate cheese

10. Boil a medium pot of salted water and cook fettucine until pasta is al dente

11. Drain off excess water

12. Add half of grated pecorino and the half of the parsley

13. Stir with metal spoon off bottom of pan until mix to begins to


14. Add remaining cheese and parsley

15. Toss through pasta and serve


IT was really delicious!!!

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