This is the first in a 4 part series of “Thinking Outside the Noodle”. Thinking Outside the Noodle is about new and exciting flavors for pasta noodles and recipes to accompany the pasta. I am constantly challenging myself to think of different creative ways to make pasta. The possibilities are endless and exciting! I absolutely loved this fettuccine with one of my favorite herbs, cilantro, infused with lime. What a great combo!
Pasta Princess’s Cilantro Lime Pasta Dough
- 2-1/4 Cups Flour
- 3 Eggs
- 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
- Juice and zest of 1 Lime
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 3-4 Tablespoons Water (as needed)
- Dash of Salt
Combine flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the middle of the flour. Put eggs, cilantro, zest and juice of one lime together in a small bowl and briefly wisk to combine. Add to the middle well of flour the eggs and cilantro lime mixture, olive oil, and water. Add flour or extra water to dough as needed – consistency should not be sticky. With beater attachment, beat on low for 1 minute. Switch to dough hook and mix for 6 minutes. Take dough and cover in plastic wrap and let rest for at least 10 minutes. Put dough through pasta machine, or roll by hand and cut into desired shapes.
Coming Next: Thinking Outside the Noodle – Cilantro Lime Fettuccine with Grilled Chicken in a Mango Cream Sauce