Friday, June 27, 2008

Pasta Mezanotte

Pasta is my comfort food; I guess it's more chick food than anything since there's no meat in it for the guys. I'm sure there are some of you guys out there that would consider this more of a side dish than a main . I'd love to hear from the reclining chair section on this one!

This is more of a method than anything else. We're infusing olive oil with garlic and red pepper flakes. You can pick your favorite herbs and infuse the oil to your taste to make your favorite comfort pasta.

Pasta Mezanotte -

Cook 1 lb. of angel hair pasta until al-dente (about 7-9 minutes) and drain.

While pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1/4 cup of extra virgin, 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes and 3 cloves of garlic thinly sliced. This is a slightly slow process to infuse the oil with the garlic flavor and the heat from the red pepper flakes. Once the oil begins to bubble around the garlic slices, turn off the heat.

Add the cooked angel hair pasta to the skillet, along with 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, and 1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley. Combine and serve immediately.


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I will answer for Mr. Hallisicle.


Hallie :)

Prudy said...

We would definitely eat this yummy pasta for dinner. My husband would love it. Whenever we have a light or meatless dinner, we end up having a heftier dessert. The squash casserole below looks wonderful!

Lanny said...

Sounds yummy! I'd eat it as a main dish, but I know my husband would insist it's a side dish.

Found you on Hallie's blog, and had to follow over to check you out when I saw Aucoin...knew you had to be from NOLA at some point! :)

John Roberts said...

I love meat, but it's not an absolute necessity for every dish. I'd eat this for a main dish for supper, and then eat the left-overs for breakfast the next morning!