Tuesday, March 27, 2012

5 Minute Spaghetti

5 Minute Fresh Spaghetti 
This whole experience comes together and is served in the time it takes to cook the pasta.
Home made pasta is by far the best Italian experience ever... however if you don't make your own then this is the next best thing... third option is dried but still the hand made one...  I buy mine fresh from a growers market near me and use it on the same day with any simple sauce... or any sauce that you create... be creative you can't be wrong the choice is yours.

  • Start cooking the pasta as instructed... about 3-5 minutes for fresh pasta from adding it to the boiling water to serving it at the table.
  • In another large fry pan... let the creative juices flow or follow me... today (pictured above) I have soft fried an onion with some garlic and a half dozen anchovies (you won't taste these they just give your sauce some extra depth and flavour), when softened toss in some red capsicum, chopped Roma tomatoes and a couple of spoons of home made basil pesto. (Recipe is on this blog page) In this instance I have added at the last minute a drained tin of Cannelloni beans to warm through and a large handful of freshly chopped Italian parsley.
  • Add the drained pasta to the fry pan and reserve enough pasta water when draining to make a nice dressing consistency to coat the freshly cooked pasta if necessary. Top with freshly grated Romano or Parmesan cheese, some fresh herbs and ground black pepper to serve.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I would love to hear from you...