Thermomix Spinach and Lemon Pasta

{ A GLUTEN FREE PASTA MADE FRESH IN YOUR THERMOMIX… YUM! }

{ INGREDIENTS }

PASTA

150 g lupin flour (see Tips)

70 g gluten free cornflour, plus extra for dusting

1½ tsp xanthan gum

1 pinch ground nutmeg

60 g fresh spinach leaves

2 tsp salt

2 eggs

2040 g water

 

LEMON SAUCE

50 g Parmesan cheese, crust removed and cut into pieces (3 cm), plus extra for serving

500 g water

2 bunches green asparagus, cut into pieces (approx. 4 cm)

1 garlic clove

30 g unsalted butter

120 g full cream milk

250 g mascarpone cheese

½ lemon, juice only (approx. 20 g)

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp ground black pepper

lemon oil, to taste (optional)

{ METHOD }

Pasta

Place lupin, cornflour, xanthan gum, nutmeg, spinach and 1 teaspoon of the
salt into mixing bowl and mix 5 sec/speed 8.

Add eggs and 40 g of the water and knead 1 min/. Transfer dough onto a silicone bread mat or work surface and shape into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for a minimum of 10 minutes. Clean and dry mixing bowl.

Divide dough into 4 equal portions and use a pasta machine to roll out (see Tips). Cut into tagliatelle. Use cornflour to dust the dough if it becomes sticky.

Place approx. 2L water and remaining 1 teaspoon salt into a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Working in batches, cook pasta for 2-3 minutes, or until
al dente. Use simmering basket to drain pasta and transfer into a thermal serving bowl or other large bowl and cover to keep warm.

 

Lemon Sauce

Place Parmesan cheese into mixing bowl and grate 10 sec/speed 9. Transfer into a bowl and set aside.

Place water into mixing bowl and place Varoma into position. Place asparagus into Varoma dish, secure Varoma lid and steam 8-10 min/100°C/speed 2,
or until just tender. Transfer into a seperate thermal serving bowl or other large bowl and cover to keep warm. Clean and dry mixing bowl.

Place garlic into mixing bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 5.

Add butter and cook 2 min/100°C/speed 2.

Add milk and mascarpone and cook 3 min/90°C/speed 2.

Add lemon juice, salt, pepper and reserved grated Parmesan and cook 1 min/100°C/speed 2.

Add reserved asparagus and cook 1 min/90°C/clockwise/counter-clockwise operation/speed 2. Pour sauce over cooked pasta and gently stir to combine with aid of spatula. Drizzle with lemon oil (optional) and garnish with extra Parmesan before serving.

 

Tips

You can buy lupin flour at health food stores or online.

You can find lemon oil in specialty food shops and delicatessens.

If you do not have a pasta machine the pasta can be rolled out thinly and cut by hand. If using a pasta machine, Gluten free pasta should not be rolled any thinner than the NO.4 setting on your pasta machine.

Prep time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total time: 2 hours 5 minutes
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