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Author Notes: I wanted to make something hearty and delicious using lamb's quarters. Considering I've never eaten or cooked with it before, I was intrigued. —Without Butter
Whole Wheat Pasta
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- Place 2 cups of the whole wheat flour in a mixing bowl or a clean kitchen counter. Create a well in the center.
- Place the eggs, olive oil, and sea salt in the well. Slowly incorporate the flour into the wet ingredients until a nice dough starts to form. If you need to, add some water to the mixture.
- Wrap up your dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
- Cut the dough into two so it's easier to handle. If you have a pasta maker/roller, roll out the dough to the desired thickness (I usually go to the thinnest setting) and cut into your desired shape.
- If you do not have a pasta maker/roller, you can roll out your dough by hand. It is a workout but well worth it.
- Remember to sprinkle the pasta with the left over whole wheat flour. If you do not, the dough will start sticking together and it will be a mess.
Lamb's Quarters and Sausage (and putting the dish together)
- 2 large sausage links (raw)
- 1 bunch lamb's quarters
- 1 finely chopped shallot
- 3 minced garlic cloves
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- In a warm pan, put the olive oil and shallots. Once the shallots are cooked, place the garlic in the pan.
- Take the sausage meat out of it's casing and cook in the pan.
- Once the sausage is cooked, place the washed lamb's quarters in the pan. Make sure to thoroughly wash the lamb's quarters. It is very sandy.
- Bring water to a boil in a separate pot and season with salt. Place half of the whole wheat pasta in the pot. It should take less than 5 minutes to cook the pasta, depending on the thickness.
- Once the 2 batches of pasta are done, place into the pan with sausage and lamb's quarters and mix well. Taste for seasoning.
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