I’m a firm believer in the awesomeness of chocolate. Good for not just for chocolate bars but brownies for breakfast, wrapped around almonds and rocking it in chocolate pasta. Yes you heard me right, chocolate pasta. See I have heard of this for a while now but was not sure how it would taste. Pasta’s good and chocolate’s good so my guess is pretty good but just the idea freaks some people out. Fortunately not me! Though I’ve had a hard time tracking it down.
I was at the Cedar Park Farmer’s Market and came across a new vendor, Gourmet Texas Pasta.
I’ve not seen them before and haven’t seen them since but they make local, by hand pasta. I was immediately drawn to the chocolate dessert linguine and asked the lady what she does with it. After some suggestions of creating a turtle or topped with strawberry cream, my mom and I decided to give it a try.
One evening I arrived home before Mr. RWB and decided to give it a shot. I had some strawberries, an open bottle white wine and some time on my hands. The pasta is pretty straight forward. Drop it in the water for 7 minutes once it’s started to boil. But the real key here was going to be the sauce. 3 ingredients but oh so good!
Let’s get started.
- 1 lb. of strawberries, hulled and cut in bit sized pieces
- ¼ - ½ cup of dry white wine
- 1 tsp. honey
- 6 oz. chocolate pasta
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Put a pot of water on to boil. Once the water is boiling, add pasta and cook for 7 minutes.
- In a medium sauce pan, add strawberries over medium heat.
- After 3 minutes, add the white wine and stir about 5 minutes. The strawberries should begin to break down and release juices. If it’s too dry add a little more wine.
- Add the tsp of honey and stir for 2 additional minutes, ensuring it’s fully incorporated.
- Put pasta in a bowl and top with strawberries. Add whipped cream and enjoy!