Monday, June 3, 2013

Creamy Lavender Sauce served over Bow-tie Pasta

Creamy Lavender Sauce served over Bow-tie Pasta
by Rachael Tanis
adapted from's Dining Out at Home Cookbook

2 cups dry bow-tie pasta, cooked according to package directions
2 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons Sciabica's Lavender Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white table wine
3/4 cup half and half
1/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup finely grated mild Asiago cheese
1 Tablespoon dried Lavender buds

1. In a saucepan on medium heat, melt the butter and add the olive oil.
2. Whisk in flour until the mixture is blended. Quickly add the garlic, water, and salt and stir well.
3. Add the wine and stir well. Immediately add the half and half and sour cream and stir.
4. When the mixture is smooth, add the Asiago cheese and stir until melted.
5. Sprinkle the Lavender buds in the sauce, stir and remove from heat.
6. Place desired amount of pasta on plate, and spoon sauce over the pasta.

A nice side to go with this dish is steamed broccoli.


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