Spicy Avocado Pasta

Spicy avocado pasta
Garnish the plate with some fresh parmesani and coriander.

This recipe was a big hit in Finland a while ago. It was originally published in Alexander and Hanna Gullichsen’s cookbook called Safkaa. The background for this dish is a true love story. Alexander made this dish for her date, Hanna. After the dinner Hanna was convinced she would marry this man. And she did.

The dish combines flavors from Mediterranean and Oriental cuisine. We have made this dish several times and every time it tastes even better. We have adjusted the recipe a bit towards oriental direction by replacing basil with coriander. It contributes a nice addition which works with chili and lime very well.

Making Pasta for 4 Servings

  • 400 g (10 ounces) all-purpose flours – harina de trigo
  • 4 eggs – huevos
  • a splash of extra virgin olive oil – aceite oliva extra virgen
  • sea salt for boiling water – sal marina

Put 1 litre of water to boil and add 3 pinches of sea salt.

Put all other ingredients to food processor and let it run slow for 4-5 minutes until the pasta dough is firm and doesn’t stick to fingers. Split the dough in 3 pieces and run through the pasta machine steps from 0 to 5 or 6 one by one.

Let the sheets rest until the avocado sauce is ready. Then cut the sheets to tagliatelle. When the avocado salsa is ready, put the tagliatelle strips to boiling water and cook about 2-3 minutes until the pasta is al dente.

 

Making Avocado Salsa

  • 4 avocados – aguagates
  • 3 cloves of garlic – dientes of ajo
  • 1 chili – pimiento picante
  • 2 limes – limas
  • sea salt – sal marina
  • ground black pepper – pimienta negra
  • 2 dl (1 cup) grated parmesan cheese – parmesano
  • coriander – cilantro

Cut the avocado in half and remove the seed. Scoop the inner flesh of the avocado with spoon. You can cut the flesh in cubes before scooping it. Cut chili and cloves of garlic into small pieces and mix well with the avocados. Add lime juice and use fork to crush avocado flesh. Add salt, pepper and most of the parmesan cheese to taste.

Next, boil the pasta and mix well with the salsa. With a pinch of parmesan cheese and some coriander you can garnish the plate to look nice.

¡Buen provecho!

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