This sauce has such great flavour, you will want pasta every night for dinner.
- 1 cup toasted pecans, chopped
- 1 slice Dempster’s multigrain bread
- 2/3 cup of buttermilk
- 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
- 1 minced garlic clove
- 1/3 cup of grated Asiago cheese
- 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- pinch of salt
- pinch of pepper
- pasta for 6 (your choice)
On a parchment lined cookie sheet, toast the pecans in a 350 degree oven for about 8 minutes. Set aside.
While cooking the pasta to al dente, start the sauce.
Combine the bread and the buttermilk in a small bowl and let sit for about 5 minutes. In a blender, place the bread mixture, 3/4 of the chopped pecans, thyme, garlic and cheese. Blend until smooth and season with salt and pepper.
Drain the pasta, saving about 1/2 cup of the liquid. Add the nut mixture to the pasta, adding only enough of the cooking liquid to make the sauce creamy.
Put in a pretty bowl, sprinkle the remaining chopped pecans and more cheese on top. The oohs and ahhs will be so worth it.
Now, would you like a glass of wine? Red or White? Done…..