Quite a few years ago, a friend gave me a cookbook titled InterCourses: an aphrodisiac cookbook. It’s actually a beautiful cookbook with many suggestive but tastefully styled images all highlighting various sensual foods such as chocolate, honey and figs. This book is special to me because of all its fabulous recipes–not because it necessarily led to, ahem, ‘dessert’.
One recipe in particular, the Sun Dried Tomato and Avocado Fettuccine, is a quick and simple pasta dish that has everything going for it in the flavor department. Needing a date night dish? Two can participate in the prep work (which goes really fast) leaving plenty of time to enjoy the meal over a glass of wine and a little Sade or over a marathon of Law and Order? That works, too. What happens after…well, according to authors Hopkins and Lockridge, we can blame it on the avocado!
I have adapted this recipe from the original, and it nicely serves 2. The original recipe includes bacon crumbles, but I actually find it is just as tasty without as a vegetarian meal. The key to this amazing recipe is the fresh ingredients. Use fresh herbs and lime and you won’t be sorry.
I think it is easiest to prep all the ingredients you will need for the dish. Here is what you will need to get started:
Prep all your ingredients and just 1/2 of the cubed avocado and mix together in a medium bowl.
Add 6 ounces of dry fettuccine noodles to a large salted pot of water and cook according to package instructions.
Add hot fettuccine to the avocado mix and gently combine.
Plate and top with remainder of avocado and a bit of finely chopped fresh parsley. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
If you enjoyed this step by step recipe, check out our post on some great date night dishes.