Monday, January 28, 2008

Easy Pasta Dinner

Pasta with Garlic & Olive Oil

Perfect and FAST!

This recipe is originally from Martha Stewart Living and was called 3 Garlic Pasta, it's been floating around my recipe box for years!

I didn't review the recipe far enough in advance. I should have had roasted garlic, but I didn't. Next time I will think far enough ahead. But this is very good, totally satisfying and didn't feel oily from the olive oil.

Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes and Olive Oil all swimming together.

Pour in some white wine and simma' down.

Add parsley and toss the pasta in to coat.

Schlup together and dump in a bowl.

Sprinkle with freshly grated Parm.


3 GARLIC PASTA

--Martha Stewart Living

1 head of garlic + 8 cloves
1lb of spaghetti
2T of Olive Oil
¾ cup dry white wine
¼ cup parsley coarsely chopped
½t red-pepper flakes
Salt and Pepper
Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese

Roast head of garlic (Takes an hour or so, plan ahead)
Cook Pasta
Slice 5 cloves thinly
Finely chop 3 cloves
Cook sliced cloves until golden brown and crisp in olive oil, set aside
Add Chopped Garlic, until translucent
Add roasted garlic and wine—simmer for three minutes
Add Pasta, parsley, pepper flakes, salt and pepper
Toss
Cheese over top


This is great. If you wanted to do more with this, add some spinach to the olive oil before you add the pasta. Garnish with toasted pine nuts. Yum. What else could you add? If you like the broccoli. Maybe some other sauted veg.

4 comments:

Charlie said...

That sounds like an insane amount of garlic. I like the idea of adding spinach or broccoli.

ScottE. said...

I only used 10 cloves last night, as I didn't have the roasted garlic. The roasted garlic will add a smooth, mellow, carmel-y sweetness to the dish.

But with the 10 cloves I could smell it on my skin this morning when I was showering. Nice.

DC Food Blog said...

Is that bucatini?

ScottE. said...

yep.