Every week when we pick up our produce at the CSA, we also pick up one of their handy newsletters to read on the way home. It’s only one page, but, it’s packed with information. The front side is often about specific vegetables, what’s happening at the farm, information about how to use this week’s bounty, and other general information. The back has three to five recipes that use vegetables that we’re picking up, and, while we use those recipes only occasionally (mainly because we’re often missing several ingredients), they certainly give us new ideas for future meals.
We had these several weeks ago for a quick meal — everything can be made ahead and reheated for dinner, which is what we did — that we decided that we’d make them again, and turn the recipe into a post, so others can try Cauliflower tacos, too. The real key here is seasoning and roasting the cauliflower, which brings out a lot of nutty flavor, turning a somewhat bland vegetable into an outstanding vegetable.
This is the last post about the beet ravioli that morphed into beet greens-filled agnolotti. Let’s bring everything together for the week and make a delicious dinner. To recap, we made up Beet Pasta Dough (Monday’s post), and some Beet Green and Goat Cheese Filling (Tuesday’s post), which we used to make up a batch of Agnolotti (Thursday’s post), and, today we’ll show you how to make a brown butter-beet sauce to tie it all together.
Yesterday, we mentioned that we wanted to make beet ravioli. We thought first about plain pasta with a bright pink filling, but, then, what would we do with the beet greens? So, instead, we decided on a bright pink pasta, our beet pasta, with a bright green filling made from beet greens.
Last week, we picked up our first bunch of beets for the season. It was a small bunch, not enough to make our favorite beet dish: Beets and Walnuts in and Orange-Balsamic Sauce (most times we omit the orange juice). So, we had to make up something else. We originally decided on a beet ravioli, but, as you’ll see through this week, that changed just a bit.
From time to time, we mention that it’s possible to make fettuccine entirely by hand, and, we blithely state something along the lines of, roll out the pasta dough and cut it into fettuccine, without having a clue about the difficulty. That’s because we just use our pasta machine (we love it and use it about once a week), but we thought, what if we’re telling all our followers who don’t own a pasta machine to do something that’s really difficult? So, to check, we made fettuccine entirely by hand, and it was …