Monday, August 31, 2009

pâtes à la guillaume


guillaume was my roommate. the best roommate there was.
he had also worked in restaurants so i sometimes had the pleasure to have a meal cooked for me.

one day he invited his father to our apartment and made this pasta.
well, i think i changed it a bit over the years, but what i mostly remember is sundried tomatoes, red and green peppers, garlic and flat leaf parsley. he used tortellini and i stuck to that too. another key thing that i remembered: it was quick, cheap and easy.

simon and i do it on evenings that are super busy.
tonight was band practice for simon, so that means that i get home, we make dinner and he flies out the door when he's done eating. then i sit down and get to work too.

i usually start by putting the water on to boil, it is exactly the time i need to cut all my ingredients.

1 pkg of cheese stuffed pasta
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 red onion, chopped
3 Tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
olive oil
pine nuts if desired

once the pasta is cooked, heat some olive oil in a large pan.
drop the pasta in and crisp them up in the oil by sauteeing for a few minutes, they should be golden.
add the pine nuts, i like them toasted.
add the onion, peppers and sundried tomatoes. cook for a few minutes.
add the garlic, cook for a few more minutes, then toss in the flat leaf parley.
season with a lot of pepper and some salt. top with grated parmesan.

this was particularly cheap to make...
the tomatoes came from the garden, i roasted some this weekend

and we had parsley and green pepper in the garden too.

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