Black and White Bow Ties Pasta with Sage herbs

This recipe will explain you how to cook Zebra Bow Ties (Farfalle) Pasta in a sage herbs dressing. Just follow my instructions

I like to serve pasta with a light dressing, to appreciate its flavour and texture. This is my favourite way to enjoy it: simple and with great results. Today I will teach you how to prepare this farfalle pasta with sage herbs dressing.

Zebra Black and White Bowties
The package with Zebra Black and White Bowties

On my last visit to Avoca food store in Dublin I bought this fabulous pack of pasta, the same as in the image above. At the first sight it looks like peculiar as in the old traditional Italian food culture we don’t eat coloured pasta, but just the regular one. Some exceptions can be the squid black coloured pasta or the spinach green pasta.

Zebra Black and White Bowties
Zebra Farfalle pasta on a bowl once it is unpacked

These Black and White Zebra Bow ties pasta are uniquely attractive , that I made a research, which I would like to share with you.

The black colour is natural squid ink that is added in a special process to traditional bow tie shaped pastas. This is a feature that is not simple to perform, and still have the pasta hold its shape and not come undone while cooking. Cooking time is on average 5-7 minutes according to taste.

Zebra Black and White Bowties with sage
I used fresh sage for my dressing

Ingredient for Black and White Zebra Bow ties with sage for 4 people

  • Fresh sage: 20 leaves (approx. from 20 to 25);
  • Parmesan cheese: 25 grams;
  • Pasta: 250 grams;
Zebra Black and White Bowties
Zebra Black and White Bowties
Fresh sage
Fresh sage

Cooking Instructions for Pasta (time 15 minutes)

  • Fill a large saucepan with water  (1 litre to 100 g of pasta). 
  • Bring to boil and add the salt (gross) about 1 teaspoon;
  • Now add the pasta; 
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes ;
  • Drain well;

Cooking Instructions for Sage herbs dressing (time 10 minutes)

  • After you completely washed and drained the sage, take a medium/large fry pan and place on the hob;
  • Add 20 grams of butter (I used the creamy butter, yellow one);
  • Once the butter is melted you can then add the sage as in the following image.
Fry the sage in pan
Fry the sage in pan
  • Once the sage is slightly fried (after 3-5 minutes) add the drained pasta and mix together.
Zebra Black and White Bow ties to the pan with fried sage
Zebra Black and White Bow ties to the pan with fried sage
  • Season with grated Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Serve dividing the farfalle pasta between 4 deep plates.
Serve the Zebra Black and White Bow ties in a plate
Serve the Zebra Black and White Bow ties in a plate
Zebra Black and White Bow ties served in a plate
Zebra Black and White Bow ties served in a plate

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