Avocado-cream sauce for pasta

Yield: 2 Servings

Measure Ingredient
8 ounces Pasta with shape (e.g., penne or spirals)
1 \N Lemon
1 \N Avocado
1 \N 80g pkg Boursin with herbs
1½ decilitre Koffieroom
50 grams Achterham
½ \N Bakje tuinkers
\N \N Salt and freshly ground pepper; to taste

Translations: "achterham" is a nice sliced lunchmeat-type ham. For a vegetarian dinner, omit this; or, maybe, replace with mushrooms.

"tuinkers". Hmmm...I really don't know the English name for this, or recall seeing anything similar. It's in the cress family, but smaller-leaved than watercress. You buy a little box (the bakje) that is filled with a sponge-like block. The tuinkers are sprouting from that, maybe one inch high. You take you kitchen shears or a knife and cut off what you want.

Anybody know what this is? They're good sprinkled in a salad. I suppose you could use some kind of sprouts, maybe mixed, with radish sprouts included for the peppery taste.

Peel the avocado and remove the seed. Cut into chunks and place in food processor (or blender).

Wash the lemon. Into the processor, finely grate half the peel, avoiding the white part. Add the juice from half the lemon to the processor (other half not used).

Add the Boursin and koffieroom to the processor. Whiz till smooth.

Pour into a small saucepan. Warm over low heat from about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut the ham into strips. Cut the tunikers from their bed. Stir into sauce. Add S&P to taste.

Serve over a shaped pasta. Penne was good, but maybe try something a bit smaller.

Recipe By : TIP Magazine

Posted to EAT-L Digest 11 November 96 Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 08:55:39 +0100 From: Kaye Sykes <Sykes.Kaye@...>

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