Over at Honest Cooking this week, I'm sharing a pasta recipe that will have you swooning in no time. That is, of course, if you believe in the seductive power of beets.
The whole dish was summed up quite appropriately by Jimmy, who after his first bite, looked up at me, sighed, and said "wow" before continuing on to finish the bowl. Really, you had to hear him say it to get the full effect, but you get the main idea. He liked it quite a bit, and I think you will too. With a little butter, oil, and heat, the beets quickly caramalize, giving off a deep, rich, and subtly sweet flavor that is totally irresistible. When combined with the pappardelle, creme fraiche, and parsley, the result is a dream boat pasta situation- completely delicious and pretty enough to elicit a lot of contented sighing. Its persuasive stuff. Stop by Honest Cooking and give it a try. Sighing is optional, but highly recommended.