Hocus Pocus Huitlacoche Spaghetti Recipe
This spooky spaghetti recipe is the perfect way to have some fun with pasta this Halloween. Huitlacoche is a fungus that grows on organic corn and is considered a delicacy. It has a smoky, earthy flavor and it can be used in recipes just as mushrooms would be used. As huitlacoche is heated, an inky liquid emerges that turns them black in color. Adding this mixture to some heavy cream makes a scary good pasta sauce for this spaghetti recipe.
To create this fun and unique Halloween pasta dish, Chef Santiago Gomez uses huitlacoche to up spaghetti’s scare factor.
Hocus Pocus Huitlacoche Spaghetti
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
1 box of spaghetti noodles
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
¼ white onion, chopped
1 small garlic, finely chopped
1 can of huitlacoche
2 tablespoons heavy cream
Parmesan cheese (to finish)
Salt (to taste)
1. Bring 4-6 quarts of water to a boil. Add salt to taste.
2. Add spaghetti pasta to boiling water—for an authentic “al dente” pasta boil for 11 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain well.
3. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; add the onion and the garlic.
4. Stir in the huitlacoche and let it cook for 5 minutes.
5. Add the heavy cream and salt to taste; then, blend until you have a smooth sauce.
6. Mix in al dente spaghetti noodles and finish off with Parmesan cheese.