Today i was in no mood to cook lunch so I decided to make some pasta and this is a very simple way of preparing it too. In the time that it takes for the pasta to get cooked you can cook up a good sauce to be mixed with it.
You can use any kinda pasta just be sure to cook it al dante.This whole dish from start to end takes around 20mintues maximum...what more can we ask of a dish when you get to stay away from the kitchen and spend more time with your family!
Shallots - 2 finely chopped
Garlic - 2 cloves finely chopped
jalapenos - 1 chopped
Red cooking wine or any cooking wine - 1/4 cup
Baby portabella mushroom - 1/2 cup sliced
Peas - 1/4 cup (optional)
Grape tomatoes - a small cup cut in half
Parsley - a small bunch chopped
E.V.O.O - 2 tbsp
Butter - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Pasta of choice
Hot sauce - a few drops (optional)
1. Fill a big vessel with water and cover it with a lid and let it come to a boil. When it starts to boil take a handful of salt and add it to the water and then add the pasta. Most of the pasta cooks in around 10 minutes. You can add it directly from the pot to the kadai by using a straining spoon or drain the water completely before adding it to the gravy.
2. In the meantime chop all the required vegetables and set it aside.
3.In a wok pour the e.v.o.o. and the butter and when hot add the garlic and the jalapenos.
4.When done add the chopped shallots and let it cook completely
5.Add the mushrooms, peas and the tomatoes
6.When half done pour the wine and let it reduce to half and add the salt, pepper and the hot sauce
7.When completely done add the chopped parsley and let it stay for a few minutes
8. Mix in the cooked pasta and mix it well and serve hot.
To this u can also add shrimp too. If u are adding shrimp add it before adding the parsley and don't let it overcook otherwise it would become rubbery. Do not add oil to the pasta while it is cooking, if you do then the pasta won't soak in the gravy flavor. You can also add green olives to it.
DK is hosting A.W.E.D. Italiano event in her blog CulinaryBazaar, and I am sending her this recipe.