Saturday, August 20, 2005

One of My Basic Luxuries

I asked a friend what she wanted to eat when you came over for dinner and her answer was, "PASTA!". Well, that being rather generic I was tempted to go with one fancy seafood pasta with a saffron cream sauce or something along those lines. However, while flipping through my books, I decided that I wanted to go back to something really basic - Aglio Olio, so I just threw in some crab meat to make it more luxurous.

Aglio Olio Peperoncino with Crab Meat
(Serves 4)



Ingredients:

salt
500gm dry pasta
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons finely sliced garlic
2 teaspoons chilli Flakes
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons finely minced parsley
1 cup pasta water
200g - 250g of crab meat
4 tablespoons grated Pecorino cheese

Directions:

In large pot of boiling, salted water, cook pasta about 8 minutes, or until "al dente." Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water.

In a large sauté pan, add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, crab meat and the garlic. Stir until softened and beginning to bubble. Add chilli flakes, 1/2 cup of the pasta water, a pinch of salt, a twist of pepper and the parsley. Add pasta to pan and toss.

Add another 1/2 cup of pasta water, the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 2 tablespoons of the Pecorino cheese. Toss. Remove to serving bowl. Add the remaining Pecorino cheese and serve immediately.

3 Comments:

Blogger Just Mike said...

OK, so when do we add the crab meat?

Mike

8:32 AM  
Blogger joone! said...

:). oops! i've edited the recipe and added the crab meat.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Just Mike said...

hey thanks joone! that was prompt! ;)

foodie... mike

1:55 PM  

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