Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Pasta, as promised
Well, I said I'd post about the pasta, so here it is!
The sauce is intense. I mean, it is HOT. It will make you breathe fire.
But, man, is it worth it.
I tossed it with gnocchi first, which...whatever, it was Target gnocchi. Nothing special there. The Mr. enjoyed it, but I thought it was too blah. I don't think it's even worth discussing.
The fettuccine, on the other hand.... yum! I'm not sure where I got it, but I have a vague memory of my mom giving it to me. It was Al Dente Lemon & Chive Fettuccine. The lemon chive flavor was annihilated by the fiery sauce, so next time I'll make up a garlic butter sauce.
Aside from being superheated, the fettuccine was deliciously sweet and hot. Unlike a lot of pasta I've eaten, which exists mainly to hold up the sauce, I could taste the noodle. Like I said, I couldn't really taste any lemon chive, but there was a distinct noodle flavor. The sauce has just enough oil in it. It does a great job of de-stickifying the noodles, but I didn't get that feeling like I'd just chugged a bottle of olive oil.
This goes on my Must Have Again list. I'm starting to think that it might be worth getting in my car and driving 20 minutes each way.
Tonight, I'm making burritos with chili beer!