Friday, August 06, 2004

quick pasta


linguine with mushrooms and broccoli raab 

well, last night was one of those "let's see what we can make with what's in the fridge" kind of nights. we had plenty of leftover veggies from dishes we'd planned to make last week, but never did. we always have some kind of pasta and some kind of cheese around as well. so i put together linguine with mushrooms and broccoli rabe. it was really quite yummy, and pretty quick too.

so start your big pot of salted water to boil. heat up some olive oil in a large skillet. add some garlic and crushed red pepper, then some mushrooms. i used what we had which were buttons, and shiitakes. when your water comes to a boil, add one bunch of broccoli raab that has had the tough part of the stems removed (i usually cut off about 1 1/2 inches from the end). cook for five minutes, then remove and drain. using the same water, cook a pound of dried pasta. when done, drain and toss with olive oil, mushrooms, broccoli raab, grated cheese (i used manchego), salt, and pepper. voila! grate a little more cheese for the top, and you're done.

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