Aug 23, 2007

Aglio e Olio? Not Quite There.

I feel like I've been making pasta these days,
What can I say?
It's one of the simplest dish that I can make in 30 minutes!
I'm just lazy (yet still refuse to eat out every single meal).

Spaghetti with A Lot of Stuff (what a name)-

Ingredients (4 to 5 people, if you're eating with me, probably only 4)?

1 box of linguini
3 shallots (chopped)
5 garlic cloves (at least 5 cloves, minced)
2 handful of shrimps (shelled and deveined)
5 pieces of chicken thighs (cubed or sliced)
1 box of button mushroom (sliced)
1 can of tomato with herbs
1 cup of dry white wine
Extra virgin olive oil


Almost the never changing steps of cooking pasta,
First boil the water, add some salt, and toss in the linguini.
Cook according to the instruction on the box, al dente will be the ideal condition for these pasta.

In another pan, drizzle some olive oil and toss in the chopped shallots with some salt.
About one minute, toss in the garlic and wait for another one minute.
Garlic smells great!

Put the chicken in the pan, after a while, add the mushrooms and shrimp.
Pour the tomato with herbs along with the wine.

I was going to use fresh basil and sun dried tomato for the dish, but I saw this can of tomato with herbs on the aisle yesterday when I was at the supermarket.
In my mind...
" Why can't I just use the can, it makes everything easier!"
So I walked about 50 steps and put that box of fresh basil in my hand back to the vegetable area.

Bring everything to a boil and turn to medium heat,
Stir in the drained linguini,
Less than 30 minutes and my lovely dinner is done.

Ps. Shrimps and clams will be a perfect match with the sauce. I would like to use clams instead of chicken, somehow the clams I saw at the supermarket was like the size of a fist.

Cindy's Rating: 6

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