12.23.2006

Vegetarian Pasta Dish

So as you may or may not know, I'm home for the rest of the semester. My best friend (Dreezy) came over the other day and we were hungry. Clearly, Miami Subs (something I eat once a week whenever I'm home) was out of the question as was most restaurants (unless you want salad). I was thinking to just make Cream of Wheat but how boring is that? What I did was something both my vegan best friend and I could enjoy.

Ingrediants
8oz of your favorite pasta. (that's about the circumference of a fifty-cent piece)
1/8 cup of olive oil
1/8 cup of minced garlic
1 large tomato, diced
salt, pepper, garlic powder
grated/shredded parmegian (sp) cheese
basil or oregano or fave green herb. Stop it Ace.

Cook the pasta according to package directions.

While salted and olive oiled water is boiling, add olive oil to large frying pan.

When oil is ready (you can tell by flicking some water into the pan. If the oil sizzles, its ready), add the garlic. Cook for 1 minute. Add pepper, tomatoes, garlic powder and herb of choice. Cook for 5 more minutes.

Drain pasta but do not rinse. Add drained pasta to frying pan and toss well. Cover with parm cheese and toss again.

Serve with fresh topping of parm cheese.

Added Bonus

So I cooked this at like, 3am on Tuesday morn. For lunch the next day, I added shrimp. About half a pound of shrimp was deveined and the tails were removed. I cut half of them in half and left the rest whole. Fried them in the pan right before tossing with the pasta as mentioned above.


Enjoy!

2 comments:

the joy said...

damn it! the song is in my head again! darlin darlin baby... ooh scrimp dish. ma favorite!

jameil1922 said...

that sounds pretty yummy. don't eat shrimp. sooo didn't know d the j was vegan. er um. may want to think that relationship!! hahahahaha. kidding. but i'm frightened that he's a vegan.