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Beet Pasta With Parmesan Broccoli Sauce

The artistry of the final presentation of this seafood and spicy-earthy mushroom dish is top notched. Adding to its appeal is the pan-searing process of the scallops. It uses high heat to seal juices in by forming a flavorful crust. The keys to success are having the pan hot enough that the liquid sizzles or jumps around, and allowing a crust to form before turning.

CUISINES: New American
LEVEL: EASY
TIME: 40 min
SERVING: 2 People
INGREDIENTS:
LET'S START
Step 1
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Step 1
Quarter the beetroot, add to a small pot of water, cover with the lid and boil for 20 minutes.
Step 2
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Cut broccoli into small florets, mince a clove of garlic and cut cherry tomatoes into quarters.
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Remove the cooked beetroot from the pot and place it into a blender, pour in about 1/3 cup of the cooking liquid, then puree until smooth and transfer to a small bowl to cool completely.
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Turn flour onto a clean surface and sprinkle it with 1 teaspoon of salt. Make a well in the center of the flour and crack in the egg. Whisk the egg with a fork, then add the beet puree.
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Continue mixing with the fork, slowly incorporating flour from the edges. Continue combining the ingredients with floured fingertips, then gently knead to form a smooth dough.
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Wrap dough in plastic wrap and set aside to rest for 10 minutes.
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In a medium saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add anchovy fillets and a clove of crushed garlic. Add broccoli florets, chicken broth, season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, and saute briefly, then cover with the lid and simmer for 5 minutes.
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Remove lid, add shredded parmesan cheese, water, and another 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
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Combine well, using a hand blender, puree the broccoli mixture until smooth, and remove the saucepan from heat.
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Unwrap the dough, and divide it into two equal portions, transfer a portion of the dough onto a floured surface, sprinkle the top with flour, and using the heel of your hand, knead into a flat disc. Roll out the dough into around 1/2 inch thickness with a rolling pin.
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Process dough into linguine using a manual pasta machine, remember to lightly sprinkle with flour between passes. Repeat the process with the remaining dough. Sprinkle the fresh beet linguine with flour to prevent sticking, toss gently to coat, and set aside on a plate.
Step 12
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Add water to a medium pot and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small skillet, add minced garlic, tomatoes, jumbo shrimp, chili flakes, and cooking wine. Flambé and then reduce the heat.
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Drop the beet linguine into the boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring gently.
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Strain pasta and add to the skillet with shrimp and tomatoes. Toss ingredients gently, and season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Remove from heat.
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Spread broccoli sauce into the center of a plate, place linguine over the circle of sauce, and top with shrimp. Garnish with grated parmesan cheese, pea shoots, edible flowers, and red sorrel. Drizzle with olive oil, and serve.