Experience a delicate and exquisite pasta dish with our Floral Pappardelle, prepared in a simple yet rich Aglio Olio style. This recipe showcases the beauty of the floral-infused pasta, combined with the aromatic essence of garlic and the richness of olive oil. With easy-to-follow instructions, a list of ingredients, and serving suggestions, this Floral Pappardelle Aglio Olio will transport you to a realm of floral delight.
- 250g Donna Pastaia Floral Pappardelle
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 8-10 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for a hint of spice)
- Salt, to taste
- Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
- Grated Parmesan cheese (optional, for serving)
Cook the Floral Pappardelle: Fill a large pot with salted water and bring it to a boil. Add the Floral Pappardelle and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving a small cup of the pasta water.
Prepare the Aglio Olio Sauce: In a large skillet, heat the extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. Add the thinly sliced garlic and sauté until it turns golden brown, taking care not to burn it. If desired, add red pepper flakes for a touch of heat and extra flavour.
Combine the Pasta and Sauce: Add the cooked Floral Pappardelle to the skillet with the Aglio Olio sauce. Toss gently to coat the pasta evenly with the aromatic oil. If needed, add a splash of the reserved pasta water to enhance the sauce's silkiness and ensure it clings to the pasta.
Season and Serve: Season the pasta with salt to taste, ensuring the flavours are well balanced. Transfer the Pasta to serving plates or bowls. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley for a pop of freshness.
Serving and Plating Suggestions:
- Enhance the flavours by adding sautéed cherry tomatoes or blanched asparagus spears to the dish for a burst of colour and freshness.
- Serve the Floral Pappardelle alongside a light salad of mixed greens or a side of roasted vegetables to create a well-rounded meal.
- Complement the delicacy of the pasta with a chilled glass of crisp white wine, such as a Sauvignon Blanc or a Pinot Grigio, to elevate the dining experience.
- Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese generously over the pasta to enhance the richness and add a salty note.
The floral-infused pasta combined with the simplicity of garlic and olive oil creates a unique and memorable dining experience. Let the flavours transport you to a world of delicate indulgence and savour each bite of this beautiful pasta creation by Donna Pastaia.