Creep your guests out this coming Halloween with this attention-grabbing Black Eyeball Pasta. Serve something unusual that will surely be irresistible! This fresh black pasta is made out of MAYA All-Purpose Flour, salt, whole egg, an egg yolk, and black gel food coloring. Top it with red sauce, some béchamel and add in some olive slices to create eyeball figures. Serve this dish with sprinkles of cheese and watch it bring ghoulish cackles from your guests!
Black Eyeball Pasta
Makes 3-4 servings
3 Tbsps Olive oil
3 Tbsps Butter
200 grams Ground beef
2 Red onions, finely chopped
1 Tbsp minced garlic
Salt and black pepper, to season
1 Tbsp tomato paste
¼ – ½ cup Chicken stock
1½ cups Crushed tomatoes
3-5 Basil leaves, chiffonade
1/2 cup cream
1-2 Tbsps Grated Parmesan cheese
FRESH BLACK PASTA
3 cups MAYA All-Purpose Flour
½ tsp Salt
2 Whole eggs
3 Egg yolks
4 tablespoons water, combined with 1-2 tsp of black gel food coloring
Prepared white sauce
Grated parmesan cheese
Black olives, sliced
- Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
- Add the beef and continue cooking until slightly opaque. Add onions and garlic to the pan and sauté for5 – 10 minutes. Give it a quick stir every once in a while.
- Season to taste. Add tomato paste and continue cooking again until the beef mixture and oil turn red. Pour the stock and crushed tomatoes. Add basil, cream, and parmesan, boil and let simmer until sauce has been reduced.
Arrange the black pasta on a serving plate and generously pour red sauce on top. Drop teaspoonfuls of béchamel on the red sauce to create white eyeball-like patches. Place an olive slice in the middle of each patch to create irises. Sprinkle with cheese before serving.
Recipe and photo courtesy of The Maya Kitchen
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