For the last few years, beets have been a staple of my diet. My daily beet salads at work are a constant source of in-jest ridicule. My love for beets and pasta therefore seemed like a natural pairing. I got the idea of taking my recipe for vodka sauce and replacing the tomato paste with a beet puree.
Admittedly, this dish is a work-in-progress in terms of nailing down its flavor. I eventually want to incorporate more natural beet-paired flavors (goat cheese, etc.); but, aesthetically, this plate's beauty is unmatched.
It is fitting that the final plating resembled a pink rose--my mother's favorite flower.
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