First of all, I should apologize, my dear Italian friends! You might not have been shocked with my previous sweet pasta such as Fig Pasta and Peach Pasta. But this Blackberry Lavender Pasta may sound like an offensive joke on famous Italian cuisine.
Wait. Indeed, I’m not guilty at all. There’s one guy you should blame for this pasta.
When David (Spicedblog) posted the recipe for Blackberry Cake, I knew a horrible mistake had occurred. I mean, look at this cake! It should have been Blackberry Lavender Cake! The cake with its vibrant color was just screaming: “Lavender!”
Yup, I have always felt David is prejudiced against lavender!
Indeed, I’m not going to give up. Perhaps, I should sue him for not incorporating lavender. Do we have some kind of a Food Bloggers Tribunal? I would be asking a judge to make a strict decision, for instance, to oblige David to bake 500 lavender cookies and 125 lavender cupcakes, then make 25 liters of lavender ice cream, and finally 10 jars of lavender lemonade. Not severe enough? You’re right. Plus, to make 5 Blackberry Lavender Cakes. And something savory. What about lavender burgers? Okay, that’s enough. I’m not a revengeful guy at all.
In a meanwhile, I’ve got to fix David’s mistakes. In June, I made blackberry and lavender oatmeal which I may post later on.
And now this Blackberry Lavender Pasta. I don’t now how but blackberries and lavender work awesome together! Perhaps, for you this marriage between lavender and pasta would sound totally bizarre, but that fully worked for me. Combined with lemon thyme, butter, and honey, the strong lavender flavor balances out. In fact, you will get just a subtle lavender aftertaste in the background, with a lovely burst of succulent blackberries. How does that sound now?
That wasn’t bad at all.
But coming back to the beginning, I would love to remind you I’m absolutely innocent.
So, what’s your opinion on sweet pasta and particularly this Blackberry Lavender Pasta? What’s you most innovative use of lavender? And most importantly, what would you consider more outrageous crime – David for not having included lavender in his cake or myself having made this pasta?
Lavender in pasta? Why not! In this Blackberry Lavender Pasta, there's just a subtle lavender flavor in the background perfectly paired with succulent blackberries, lemon thyme, and honey.
- 75 gr. dry pasta
- 1 tablespoon salted butter
- 1/3 - 1/2 tablespoon dry lavender
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme
- 1 cup fresh blackberries
- 1 tablespoon honey
- salt, if desired
- edible flowers
- Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta as recommended on the package, until al dente.
- In a meanwhile, melt the butter in a skillet and add the thyme, lavender, and blackberries and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the honey and cook just for another minute. Season with salt if necessary.
- Once pasta is cooked, mix it with the sauce. If it's too thick, add some (1 tablespoon) pasta water.
- Decorate with the flowers and enjoy!
Could be served with ricotta. havocinthekitchen.com