So I didn't quite make it into October with the last of the challenge ingredients. Nor did we do November. However, that is all changing now.The last of the ingredients for the October challenge were very challenging. What does one do with oatmeal, jalapeno, and curry powder? You make pasta of course!
So maybe there is no of course about it, but it is what I came up with. I have to say that noses were wrinkled at me, but in the end this was fabulous. Really found myself wishing that there was more.
Spicy Pumpkin Pasta with Parmesan Butter Sauce
100 grams oat flour
40 grams potato starch
60 grams brown rice flour
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 jalapeno, seeded & diced
4 ounces of pumpkin puree
Note: I grind my own oat flour using old-fashioned rolled oats (use gluten free if you need to) and my cheap-o mini food processor.
First, steam the jalapeno until it is very tender. I did this in a small bowl with a bit of water in the microwave. Let cool while mixing the flours, starch and curry powder in a medium bowl. Set aside. Make your pumpkin/jalapeno puree in the food processor. Blend well. Add eggs one at a time to the puree, and then stir into the flour mixture until combined. Place dough on a piece of parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray. Wrap and place in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. When ready, divide dough in half and roll out between two pieces of parchment paper coated with a bit of flour (your choice). Cut into fairly wide strips. Cook in a pot of boiling water for about 5 minutes. Drain and serve with sauce. Makes 2 servings.
Parmesan Butter Sauce
4 Tablespoons butter
1/2 Cup grated Parmesan
splash of non-dairy milk
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add Parmesan while continuously stirring. Add a tablespoon or two of milk to bring to a creamy finish. Pour over one serving of pasta.