I love this rich pecan sauce. It’s not something I eat very often but when I do, it is so satisfying. Especially during these cold months. It is one of those dishes that I would ask my mom to make me as a kid. But with time I kind of forgot about it. It is not until a couple of years ago that I started to make it. It is super easy to make.This recipe serves 3.
3 medium white onions, sliced
2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 sprigs of thyme
1 garlic clove, minced
100gr of pecans, chopped
½ cup of milk
40gr of grated parmesan
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
¼ cup of the pasta cooking water
400gr of the pasta of your choice
Over medium heat, add the olive oil to a large pan. Add the sliced onions and thyme. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time. Then lower the heat and cook for another 4 minutes. Add the garlic, pecans, cream and milk. Stir and then put it all in a blender. Add the grated parmesan and blend. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Cook the pasta as instructed on the package. Reserve ¼ cup of the pasta cooking water to loosen up the sauce.
Add the reserved pasta water to the sauce and mix until combined.
Mix the cooked pasta with the sauce and serve it right away. If you want, you can add a bit of chopped pecans and some thyme leaves to decorate the plate.