*Helpful Tip: while preparing this, we cooked the pasta ahead of time, and when it was time to add the pasta to the sauce we boiled a small pot of water and poured it over the cooled pasta to loosen and bring it up to temp before adding to the heating sauce.
This is a wicked easy recipe and the trick for this to work the best is to have all the ingredients prepped and ready to go before you start cooking. Mise en place, it’s something we’ve been practicing for years that helps us stay on our game and create some amazeball dishes. It’s actually not just for this dish, but for cooking in general. Having everything in front of us is like lining up all our matchbox cars before we begin to play.
We love the Alfredo-style sauce, that creamy, twangy awesomeness! Here, we’re using raw cashews and cauliflower to make a silky-smooth buttah, while the garlic and miso give it that slight umami and pungent quality of a creamy sauce that perfect for drenching over noodles. This recipe makes more than you need, so you can make additional dishes or even sub it in your favorite dairy-based dishes. And roasted shiitakes not only finish this dish perfectly, but also can be used in an array of other dishes, like scrambles, sandwiches, noodle dishes … you name it!
Some special things about this dish. We snagged some fresh Oregon black truffles from the farmers market that totally throws this over the edge. A slight drizzle of truffle oil would work too. I gotta tell ya this is amazing date food. So guys and gals looking to woo, ask for forgiveness or whatever the reason you just want to impress. Try this on for size and see the magic happen.