Saturday, January 1, 2011

Dinner Experiment

For dinner tonight, we had Knight and Leonie over and they were our guinea pigs for a few new recipes! We started with Basil-Mozzarella Tomatoes. We also made Israeli Salad (no pictures), which has diced green pepper, tomatoes, and cucumber with olive oil, lemon and lime juice, and salt and pepper.

For the main course, we made a Butternut Squash-Mozzarella and Sage pasta. I started by roasting the butternut squash with cumin seeds, salt, pepper and a bit of olive oil.

Meanwhile, I mixed butter, fresh mozzarella, fresh chopped sage, garlic, lemon zest, and lemon juice with a blender to make the "sauce". Once it is mixed, I laid it out on some wax paper and then chilled it for about and hour. Then I cooked the pasta. Once it was ready, I drained it and added the squash and the sliced up "mozzarella-butter". I forgot to take a picture before we ate, but here's the overall idea of the dish.

For dessert, we made a chocolate cake with a ganache topping and some orange peels for decoration. I also made some whipped cream to go with it!

1 comment:

  1. I think you should post recipes when you post mouth watering pics like this!