Garden squash and nasturtium butter pasta

Yield: 2 servings

Measure Ingredient
20 Nasturtiums
2 Shallots; diced small
1 teaspoon Finely chopped fresh savory
1 teaspoon Finely chopped fresh thyme
4 tablespoons Sweet butter
Additional nasturtiums
Salt & pepper
4 Tiny yellow squash w/flowers
4 Tiny green squash w/flowers
½ cup Chicken stock
2 Servings of Tagliatelle

FOR GARNISH

Separate nasturtiums from stems and chop them. Blend flowers, shallots, and herbs together with butter and season with salt and pepper. Slice squash into thin rounds and squash blossoms into ribbons. Keep each separate.

Gently saute squash alone in half the nasturtium butter for 2 to 3 minutes. Add chicken stock and squash blossoms and simmer while you cook the pasta. Drain pasta and add it with remaining nasturtium butter to squash; season and mix well. Serve garnished with additional nasturtium blossoms. Variation: Delicate vegetables that won't overpower nasturtium butter ~ for example, whole shallots, fava beans, peas, or leeks - can be added or used in place of squash.

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