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)


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


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.


Blogger Just Mike said...

OK, so when do we add the crab meat?


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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