Sunday, October 24, 2010

Beetlejuice...


Beetlejuice...


Beetlejuice!


I'd had a package of zebra pasta in my cupboard for months waiting it would seem for a spark of inspiration. And I guess, with Halloween coming and all, that inspiration came today.

Here's how I threw this dish together:

PASTA A LA LYDIA

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
1/2 head radicchio, cored and thinly sliced
250 g zebra linguine
Salt and fresh ground pepper
Grated Parmesan cheese for topping

Instructions

Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat, then continue to cook until it is golden brown (about 2 min). Add sweet potatoes and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until golden and tender, 6 to 8 min. Reduce heat to low, add radicchio and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring, until radicchio is wilted and just tender (about 3 min).

Meanwhile, cook pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain pasta and top with sweet potato mixture, or add the pasta to the mixture and stir to combine.

Serve topped with the grated Parmesan.

This meal was as satisfying as Beetlejuice the movie was underrated. Rewatch it if you doubt the film's brilliance. (I loved the aesthetic too.)



Best,

kh

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