Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Cooking with Blobby

I think I'm pushing two months since I did a Cooking post. But here I am.  Back with a  nice summer-like recipe, but good for year round. 

One Pan Bruschetta Spaghetti.  

There is not a ton of ingredients - and most of them are fresh ones. It's fairly quick to pull together and the only prep is really chopping. 

It both light and hearty at the same time. And it cooks in one pot


12 oz - thin spaghetti
2 T - olive oil 
1 yellow onion - thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves - thinly sliced
1T - cider vinegar
Pinch - red pepper flakes
2lbs - tomatoes chopped 
1t - kosher salt
1/2 t - ground pepper
2 oz - finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup - basil leaves


Add oil into a large / deep cast iron skillet or dutch oven. Add the onions. Cook until soft (5 minutes). Add garlic - cook another 3-5 minutes. Add red pepper to taste.  Add the vinegar and continue cooking until it evaporates. 

Add the spaghetti along with 2 3/4 cups of water, tomatoes and sprinkle salt and pepper.  Cover, bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes. 

Uncover for another 5-8 minutes to cook away the liquid. Leave enough to keep the pasta and sauce loose. 

Off heat, add the cheese and basil and mix it together. 

.....like this.  Dish up. 

Add more cheese if you'd like. We liked. 

The flavours are simple and clean. With such little water to cook the pasta, the starch is prevalent, but in a good way. 

It serves four, so we have leftovers, which is great for my work lunches. I'm sure we'll do this again. 


James Dwight Williamson said...

When you start with Le Creuset, what can go wrong. Looks really tasty, Blobby!

Travel said...

Looks tasty

GregM said...

Do you still use the garlic skin peeler you posted about a while back? I'm a big garlic user in my cooking (if a recipe calls for 4 cloves, I usually use 8 to 10) and peeling garlic is one of my least favorite things to do. Just wondering if it hold up.

DJsnaps said...

My sir, what a large bread stick you have.

DJsnaps said...

My sir, what a large bread stick you have.

JP said...

Add vinegar? Are you bananas???

Ur-spo said...

I have yet to find a pasta recipe I did not like.

Juan said...

Thanks for this recipe! I made it a couple nights ago, and it turned out great. And, yes indeed, leftovers for lunch the next day was every bit as delicious.