Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Squash Pasta & Truffled Parmesan

Squash Pasta with Sage Pesto pg. 181
Truffled Parmesan pg. 233

Squash Pasta with Sage Pesto
When I first read this recipe for Squash Pasta I had questions?  I just kept re-reading it because it doesn't say cook anywhere in the recipe.  It made me think how is this going to taste?  The recipe calls for green and yellow zucchini.  I always thought zucchini needed to be cooked.  Didn't you? I am aware of the whole "raw foods" diet, but it also made me think of that episode from Sex In The City.  The one when the girls went to Raw the restaurant, and then went out for pizza after. Well, except for Samantha who went home with the hot waiter!  So anyway, I would flip the page in CSK and make something else for fear I wouldn't like it.  Kris Carr had this recipe on her Facebook page a few days ago, and it got me thinking maybe it is time to go for it.
It turns out no cooking is needed.  You whip up your Sage Pesto, and use a peeler to make the zucchini noodles.  It was refreshing, delicious and raw!
Now I have to admit one thing on the pasta is actually not quite raw, and that would be the Truffled Parmesan.  That was made in my handy-dandy new dehydrator.  Truth be told I had to make it twice!  I have only had to make 2 things in CSK twice.  The first was the frosting for the Chocolate Walnut Cake (http://crazysexykitchenproject.blogspot.com/2012/11/chocolate-walnut-cake.html), and now this Truffle Parmesan.  This recipe was deceptively complicated.  It was given a chefy level "2."  It didn't seem hard when I read it.  I went in over confident! Here are the ingredients. See for yourself, no biggie.
You just blend it all together to make a paste.  Then spread it in the dehydrator.  The first time I think I laid it on too thick. I dehydrated for 24hrs (The recipe called for it to be dehydrated for half that!).  I threw it out because it wasn't drying.  I woke up a few times in the middle of the night because the house smelled of truffle oil.  So the next batch I spread it on much thinner, and didn't put as much oil in the recipe.  Mine still didn't come out as pretty as the picture in the book.  The CSK's picture made it look like sheets of gold.  So what can I say except you won this match Chef Sarno!
Truffled Parmesan
 Mine still tasted really good.  It was excellent on top of the Squash Pasta!


  1. I definitely want to try to make this! And, I love that Sex and the City Episode :)

  2. It was really tasty! My husband loved it.