I decided to brave the pasta waters and finally cook our Chocolate Pasta. It isn't sweet on it's own. It is more of an unsweetened cocoa taste. I can see more sauce variations to come.
We usually give this sauce recipe out when someone buys this pasta. I have to say, it's terrific!
Chocolate Pasta with Spicy Strawberry Sauce
1 bag Chocolate Pasta, cooked and drained
1 lb fresh strawberries, washed and sliced
1 cup sugar
1 cup white wine
1 tbsp crushed red pepper
2 tbsp butter
1 cup whipping cream
2 tbsp of sugar for the whipping cream
Pour the whipping cream into a food processor with the 2 tbsp of sugar and whip until thick. It doesn't take long. Scrape into a bowl and let cool in the refrigerator.
Melt the butter on medium heat in a saute pan and add the strawberries. It cooks quickly so you can add the sugar, crushed red pepper and the white wine right away.
Simmer 5-10 minutes to let mixture thicken. The strawberries should be soft, but not falling apart.
When you are ready to serve, pour the hot, spicy strawberry sauce over the pasta and dollop with the fresh whipped cream. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.