Roasted Veggies & Saffron Sauce Pasta

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Ingredients

Roasted veggie marinara

  • 1
    delicata squash
  • 1
    small shallot
  • 2
    baby carrots
  • 2
    small, sweet peppers
  • 2-4
    large pods of garlic
  • 3-4
    strands of saffron
  • 1/2
    tbsp warm milk

Chicken

  • 4-5
    oz boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1
    tsp olive oil
  • 1/4
    tsp dried marjoram
  • 1/4
    tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4
    tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4
    tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
    to taste

Pasta and everything else

  • 2-2.5
    oz dry fettuccine pasta
  • 2
    tbsp heavy cream
  • finely minced chives
  • pea shoots
  • 1
    delicate squash

Instructions

1
In a small bowl, add the saffron strands to the warm milk. Mix well, and let it infuse till it is time to use.
2
Cut the chicken into small 1/8” cubes and season with the oil and spices in Group B. Set aside to marinate for 20 - 30 minutes.
3
Preheat the oven to 420 F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Cut the squash into quarters and scoop out all the seeds. Peel the garlic pods and place them on a separate piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle the squash and garlic with olive oil, sprinkle s
4
Place the squash flesh-side downwards on the baking tray. Oven-roast both, the squash and garlic, for 20 minutes. Let everything cool down to room temperature before transferring to a blender.
5
Slice the baby carrots, sweet peppers, and shallot into halves, and grill them till they are nicely charred on the edges. Let them cool down at room temperature as well.
6
Add the oven-roasted and pan-roasted veggies to a blender, along with salt & pepper to taste. Blend into a thick gravy-like paste. Add the saffron infused milk to this paste and mix well. Set aside.
7
Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil, add salt to it, and cook the pasta al dente. Once cooked, drain the hot water, toss the pasta in cold water, and add a drop of butter or olive oil and mix, to keep the strands from sticking to each other.
8
Saute the chicken in a skillet till it is well cooked. Transfer to a bowl, and to the same skillet, add 2 - 3 tablespoons of the grilled vegetable sauce. Add the heavy cream, some water to dilute the sauce if you’d like, and cook on medium heat while stir
9
Add this sauce to the cooked pasta and toss well to fully coat the pasta. Top with the chicken, sprinkle the minced chives, and top with the pea shoots.
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In a small bowl, add the saffron strands to the warm milk. Mix well, and let it infuse till it is time to use.