Jalapeno Miss and I were having a bit of fun in the kitchen with our new pasta maker and decided to see what happens when we incorporate a healthy dose of chili powder into a basic homemade pasta recipe. The results were rather fun. You won’t get a massive burst of heat or flavor addition to the actual pasta from the chili powder, but what you do get is a wonderful red color to the pasta that goes great with a silky sauce like carbonara or Alfredo, or maybe even simple olive oil. When you’re looking for a fun and interesting presentation, this might be an option for you.
We made a tagliatelle noodle, which is very similar to Fetuccini noodles. Here is the recipe.
Homemade Chili Pepper Tagliatelle
- 2 cups flour
- 6 teaspoons olive oil
- 3 large eggs
- 4 heaping tablespoons chili powder
1. To a large mixing bowl, add the flour.
2. Form a bowl indentation in the flour and add the eggs, olive oil and chili powder.
3. Beat eggs and slowly beat into flour until a dough starts to form.
4. Finish the process by hand mixing until dough is properly formed, not sticky and just coming together.
5. If mixture is too moist, add more flour or if too dry, add water.
6. Divide dough into four equal pieces.
7. Cover 3 of the pieces with a wet towel, always keeping the pasta moist to not allow it to dry out.
8. Roll each portion with a rolling pin to about 1/4″ thickness.
9. Roll through a pasta machine, fold in threes and repeat 3 times on setting 10. Move setting to 4 and do one more time.
11. Run through fettucine setting.
12. Place pasta cuts on a wet towel and cover with a wet towl to make sure the pasta does not dry out.
We decided on a simple carbonara style recipe with shrimp. See that recipe here – Shrimp Carbonara with Chili Pepper Tagliatelle Recipe.