Monday, August 8, 2011
Homemade Pasta with Black Truffle Paste or XO Sauce
So, I've finally tried making my own pasta at home! Thanks to Linguini Fini's goodie bag!
Look at all the mess I've made, but it's so worth it!
I don't have a pasta maker, so I hand rolled my pasta. I also didn't know how maltagliata pasta's supposed to look like and at that moment, it didn't occur to me that I could google it. Duh! Please excuse my blond moment. So I cut my pasta the way I like it the most.
It was a busy weekend, and I didn't bother making a sauce. I've consumed the pasta two easy ways.
Homemade Pasta with Black Truffle Paste
After it's cooked to al dente, the pasta's tossed with a bit of olive oil and black truffle paste, with a touch of sea salt. I've learnt this combo from a friend and oh my! It may sound so simple, and I know it's only black truffle paste and not freshly shaved black truffle, but it's absolutely delicious! I am sooo totally doing this combo again.
Homemade Pasta with XO Sauce
The other batch of pasta's tossed with XO sauce, a touch of light soy sauce and sesame oil. You know it's gotta be good. Plate-licking fantastic!
If you're up to making your own pasta, here's chef Vinny's recipe.
If not, you can use the above combo with any pasta or noodles.