I have a very special guest to introduce you today.
Her name is “Soonja”.
Yes, she is a good old retired Halloween witch. She visits me on the month of October every year and sits in my living room before she goes back to where she came from.
Soonja is usually quiet sitting on her favorite spot in the room and watching the whole world passing by in front of her eyes. But when it comes to a time that I play with food for Halloween?, she has to stick her nose on me and tells me what to do. I have to listen to her. Otherwise she might cast a naughty spell on me. Who knows? She might turn me into a bat or a mice.
Okay Soonja! We are going to make your spooky Halloween pasta, Black spaghetti with sausage and pesto. Are you going to tell me how to make it?
“Vaash your hands fust” Soonja demanded. So here we go… I washed my hands and we were ready to start.
You might be able to get this type of pasta at the international shops such as Trader Joe’s or World Market, etc.
“Cook them in the boiling vater until the oodles are as tender as you vish… Tender piggies are so juicy, Eeee-hee-hee-hee!”
“Make green pesto to go vith. The greener, the better… We, witches, luv green…”
“Surely is, Soonja. Did you come up with this idea?”
” I fust had this pasta at annual GOWP monster potluck paaty.”
“What is GOWP?” I asked.
“Grand Old Witch Paaty, dear. I am not a member there anymore though. I lost my broomstick and they kicked me out. Too much politics to explain. Anyway, my dear friend, Frankenstein, brought this and everyone loved it. Everyone…, except my neighbor, Mr. Dracula. He just couldn’t stand it”
“Well, what did he eat then?” I quietly asked.
“He just drank Bloody Mary and munched on eyeball cookies that Cousin Itt brought. Vell, looks like our creepy pasta is ready to serve. Vould you like to take a bite?”
“Uuuuhh…” I hesitated. Because they looked like Medusa’s hair just got shampooed.
“You vill like it, my dear. Trust me…, Eee-hee-hee-hee” She squealed.
I took a bite. I choked and vomited…
To my surprise, it was quite tasty. Who would have thought a witch can help me make such a scrumptious pasta?
“How is it, my darling?” She asked.
“Creepy good, Soonja!” I answered with my mouth full slurping a piece of strand sneaking out on the side of my mouth.
“Oh, Soonja, You have taught me so much. I am looking forward to make more wonderful dishes with you.”
“Alright, dear! I am tired now. I better go rest.” Her long skinny legs were dangling down lifelessly as I moved her to her favorite spot. I was feeling a little sad because my broomstick-less old witch friend has to leave in a few days.
I polished off the plate and moved on to my everyday chores. I am grateful that I have Soonja inspiring me to be whimsy every Halloween. I like inspiring people (or witch).
Hope you enjoy her creepy pasta as much as I did.
Happy Halloween, everyone!
Black Spaghetti with Sausage and Pesto
- 1 package black spaghetti
- 1 lb pork sausage any kind you like
For the Pesto sauce:
- 2 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cut sausage into about 1"size chunks
- Poke 6-10 spaghetti noodles through each sausage pieces. When done, drain the noodles and drizzle olive oil to prevent them from sticking.
- Boil water and cook sausage spaghetti noodles according to package directions, about 9 minutes.
- To make pesto sauce, put basil, pine nuts, garlic, and parmesan cheese in a food process. Pulse them together as you drizzle the olive oil through a tube until well blended.Season with salt and pepper.
- Toss the spaghetti with pesto sauce and serve.