Curaçao and Nero Di Seppia Artisan Pasta With Mushrooms and Blue Cheese Sauce.
While at the checkout with my eccentric black and blue Artisan pasta, I got more than one odd look because of my purchase. Who in their right mind would buy curaçao coloured pasta with black stripes? The answer of course is "me"! Sometimes, even in the kitchen...... "girls just want to have fun" and this butterfly pasta definitely falls under the wacky fun category. The added bonus is that it fits in perfectly with the Halloween theme. After all, we can't subsist just on sweets alone.
My inspiration for the accompanying sauce came from the pasta itself, which actually contains curaçao liqueur and black ink from cuttlefish, (nero di sepia). A creamy blue cheese wine sauce and plain button mushrooms came to mind. A truly decadent sauce, perfect with any pasta, and ready in just under fifteen minutes. This recipe is for one very large portion or two small entrees.