This week for Thirty Minute Thursdays, cooking our way through Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta book with Glennis and whoever else wants to join us, I made Spaghetti alle Carote (Spaghetti with Carrots), on pages 88-89.
This recipe caught my eye because it seemed so unusual...spaghetti with carrots? I had never seen or heard of that before and the photo in the book looked refreshing and pretty. We all like carrots so I decided to take the recipe out for a spin.
The ingredient list: carrots, parsley, butter, cream, nutmeg, salt & pepper, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and spaghetti.
It was good, we all enjoyed it as something different to have maybe every now and again. There was enough leftover for a side dish another night and I only made half the recipe to begin with, so it wasn't something that was flying out of the pan like pasta dishes usually do around here with the guys, but it was tasty and they were happy to a nice size portion of it. I think it would be great with hamburgers off the grill.
If you like the looks and sounds of it, buy the book as I am a believer in encouraging people to support the authors who put together these fabulous books by buying a copy, so you won't find the recipes posted from this book here. (Buy it, the recipes are easy, the ingredients are easy to locate, it's not pricey, and there are photos of almost all the recipes.)