The theme for this month's Forever Nigella cooking challenge is 'colourful', which reminded me of some tri-colour pasta I had bought recently. I believe the green pasta is coloured with spinach and the red with tomato. I thought it looked interesting and I've not had it for a long time so added it to my basket.
When I came across the theme of the challenge I had a look to see if I could find a suitable colourful pasta sauce from Nigella to go with it. I have plenty of her cookery books at home but I was thinking about this on my lunchbreak at work, so did some Googling - and found a recipe for Nigella's Yellow Spaghetti. I adapted it slightly as I didn't have any marsala, but I thought vodka would work just as well!
For two fairly large portions you need:
Half a packet of tri-colour pasta
a few saffron strands
2 tbsp vodka and 2 tbsp water
6 tbsp grated parmesan
8 tbsp pouring cream
A few basil leaves to serve
Put the pasta onto boil. While it is cooking, whisk together two eggs, the cream and the parmesan.
Put the saffron strands in a small bowl or jug, cover with the water and vodka and leave for a few minutes to infuse
Add the saffron and liquid to the egg and cheese mixture
Toss with the cooked pasta
Add a few fresh basil leaves and serve.
This is a tasty and quick meal that is simple but certainly colourful!
Forever Nigella is hosted by Maison Cupcake and Elizabeth at A Girl In Her Kitchen.