Spirulina is a blue-green algae which is being developed as the superfood of the future. Spirulina is 70% complete protein in comparison to beef which is only 22% – it has all amino acids in complete balance. That being said, you can imagine why I fell for the fancy all organic packing of the spirulina spaghetti. I thought I’d toss it with Garlic butter to serve as a simple sauce so that the flavor of the spirulina can shine through. And shine through it did… actually all I could taste was the spirulina! It was a completely new taste on my palate… sea like, veggie like, earth like…. I don’t like!!! The co-resident graciously took a small portion and insisted that he was really full. I on the other hand had to prove that I had an iron gut and frankly bit off more than I could chew! On the whole … what’s life without a little jolt to the palate once in a while?? Recommended for the earth mother loving organic farming people who are definitely going to heaven. I on the other hand, will ch-ease my way through hell.
Spaghetti with Garlic Butter
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
What you need:
250 gms Spirulina Spaghetti/ 400 gms Fresh Home-made Pasta
15 cloves of Garlic, minced
50 gms Butter
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan to serve
What to do:
Boil the Spaghetti in water according to the instructions on the packet. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add butter and wait till it bubbles. Toss in the minced garlic and sauté for a minute. Turn off the heat, so that the garlic slowly releases its flavor in the oil. Toss with the boiled and drained spaghetti. Season with salt and pepper. Grate some parmesan and serve hot!
Note: This recipe is fabulous with fresh home-made pasta for a quick first course or to serve on the side of a more elaborate dish.
Hey Roshni.. unfortunately I haven't seen any in Bangalore. I picked this one up from the store in Matri Mandir in Auroville.
Hey Swapna…Could you please tell me where you picked up the Spirulina pasta… Was it available in Bangalore? Would love to try this out!!