Mar 12, 2010

Jack’s Quick and Special Pasta Dish:

If you haven’t tried Pasta this way, it’s fast, easy to prepare, and different.
I am sure you get fed up with the typical Pasta servings.

1 Box of Linguini Pasta
Grated Parmesan Cheese (I buy it all ready to use)
Regular Olive Oil (not virgin)
Margin or Butter
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (spice section of grocery store)
Garlic Powder (spice section of grocery store)
Crushed Oregano (spice section of grocery store)
Crushed Parsley Flakes (spice section of grocery store)
Fresh Ground Black Ground Pepper (spice section of grocery store)
Table Salt

Cooking Items:
1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
1 large cooking spoon
1 large bowl (3-5 quart size) (I personally use a 5-quart mixing glass style bowl because it is microwavable)
1 Large 5 Quart Pot with lid (any pot will do) (I personally like to use a cast iron pot with a glass lid, things usually don’t stick to these, remember to treat them periodically)
1 large colander strainer for the Pasta
2 dinner forks
Cooking (oven) Mitts or Gloves

Cooking Directions:
STEP # 1 -
Open box of Pasta prior to starting, break into half.
Fill 5-Quart Pot 2/3 with plane water, cover with lid.
On high heat boil water.
When boiling, remove lid, add -
1 Teaspoon of Table Salt.
2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil.
Place lid back on until boiling again.
Remove Lid and leave off.
Add the entire box of Linguini Pasta.
Cook / Heat as per instructions on Pasta Box (usually about 10 to 12 minutes).
Stir as soon as you put in pot, and stir occasionally as not to stick.

STEP # 2 -
While pasta is cooking, take large microwavable bowl.
In bowl, Add-
2 heaping tablespoons of butter or margin.
1/4 cup of Olive Oil.
1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Powder.
1 tablespoon of Oregano.
1/2 teaspoon of Crushed Parsley Flakes
1/2 teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 teaspoon of Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Cover, place in Microwave for about 1 minute or until butter is completely melted.
Remove bowl and let sit.

STEP # 3 -
Place empty strainer in sink.
When Pasta is done, pour into strainer.
Do not wash pasta with water but drain well.
Shake first, then gently stir Pasta with cooking spoon to remove excess water.

STEP # 4 -
Pour half the contents of the Pasta into bowl.
Quickly toss Pasta with 2 forks.
Now add second half of pasta.
Add an additional 1/4 cup of Olive Oil, pour slowly stopping to mix thoroughly.
Add an additional 1/2 tablespoon of Crushed Oregano, stir in thoroughly.
Finally add ... the Grated Parmesan Cheese, about 1/4 cup, stir thoroughly. Make sure the Pasta is really tossed and mixed thoroughly, including turning over bottom to top.

STEP # 5 -
Do NOT let sit, serve immediately ...
Using the forks place in bowl or on diner plate. I prefer a pasta bowls, less mess.
Add additional Parmesan Cheese to top and serve.

For you Hungry Man types:
Serve with a fresh garden side salad or a spinach salad.
Serve with Garlic Bread.
Serve with Red Wine or Ice Cold Beer.

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Just for Women said...

despite the fact you're a man I love your site, I have tried 3 of your recipes and they were great.

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