Browned butter has become very popular these days. I’ve seen several recipes that include it, especially pastries. I thought about how I could incorporate browned butter in a recipe. And I came up with an easy and tasty dish.
The recipe this week is Angel Hair Pasta with Browned Butter and Pecans. What I like about this recipe is less is more. Less ingredients, less time, less headache. All you need is the pasta, butter, pecans and parsley. Very simple!
I cooked 1/2 pound of pasta until al dente. I drained it and returned it to the pot. While the pasta was boiling, I began cooking the butter. I carefully browned it, making sure not to overdo it.
I then tossed the butter and pecans in with the pasta. Salt and pepper were added until I had it to my liking. I topped it off with some chopped parsley. It’s a light pasta dish (I say light, because the sauce isn’t heavy. In no way is butter ‘light’.) This is a dish I’d be willing to cook often because it was so easy to make.