I’m all about color…

…and taste, and texture, and aroma ~ and while we’re at it, class and sophistication, honesty, kindness, intelligence, and curiosity.

I digress.

Fresh, homemade pasta.

A silky black hue and a bright and brilliant orange – tiger stripes.
Perfect for a bit of tiger shrimp and a spicy orange sauce.

Oh, and to use my new ravioli press for beautiful butterflies… farfalle… bowties…

Farfalle (Italian: [farˈfalle]) are a type of pasta commonly known as bow-tie pasta. The name is derived from the Italian word farfalla (butterfly).

Tiger Shrimp Farfalle

Black Butterflies:**
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour + more for dusting
1 large egg
4 tsp. squid ink

Orange Butterflies:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour + more for dusting
1 large egg
1 large carrot, well cooked

In the bowl of a large food processor, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 large egg, and squid ink. Process until the mixture forms into a dough ball. Dust with flour and allow to rest on a flour dusted surface.

After cleaning the food processor, combine the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, large egg, and soft carrot. Process until super smooth and then formed into a ball. Dust with flour and allow to rest for about 10 minutes.

Divide each dough ball in halves or thirds and roll through pasta maker (or by hand) to create long sheets.

Using a the flat square cut outs of a ravioli press, “cut out” zig zag squares – or simply use a knife to cut the sheets into 2″ squares.
Pinch the center of each square together to form the farfalle shape – butterflies or bow-ties.

Bring a giant pot of water to a boil and season well with salt.
Add the butterflies and cook for about 3 minutes. Carefully remove from the boiling water with a slotted spoon.

Tiger Shrimp:
2 Tbs. butter
6 giant tiger prawn shrimp
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. 
Add the shrimp to the pan and sautée until somewhat crispy.
Reduce heat to a simmer and add the orange juice, salt, and pepper.
Reduce the liquid by about half.

Pour sauced shrimp over cooked pasta.

**For more detailed info on how to make pasta dough, check out this recipe.

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