Week 22, Recipe 4: That's Shallotta Flavor Pasta

Recipe from Rachael Ray's Big Orange Book
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 10 shallots, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley (a generous handful)
  1. In a large skillet, heat the EVOO, 4 turns of the pan, over medium-low heat. Add the shallots and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and golden, 20 minutes.
  2. While the shallots are cooking, bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the spaghetti and cook until al dente. Pour 3 ladlefuls of the pasta cooking water into the cooked shallots and stir. Drain the pasta and add to the shallots. Add the cheese and parsley, season with pepper and toss.

    Results: I added peas to the pasta.  I also added a touch of cream and chicken stock to the shallots.  This was more bland than I wanted it to be despite how great it smelled.  :(  And isn't my plating getting great? :)  It'd probably be amazing with chicken & mushrooms.


K. Rock said...

I have tried, but I can not get into whole wheat pasta. I guess I haven't found a brand that I like yet.

Jameil said...

Oops! Forgot to say I didn't use whole wheat. I never do. Whole wheat pasta is very dense. It has to be for vegetarians. Who else needs that much work for food? And I don't even mean that in a stank way. Lol