November 23, 2012

Grab Something Quick



I know you must have heard this a thousand times from me, but I love pasta. I really do. It is not that good for my curves, but there are days when I just do not care. Those days are when I am in a hurry and do not have time for a sophisticated meal. It does not matter what I find in the fridge, it fits perfectly the noodle. 

Here is a thing, there are some type I just do not like though. My all time favorite is vermicelle, then comes spaghetti, fettucini and  fusili. I do not like penne, even I tried it over and over, and I find it just way too thick for my taste. I rather prefer the more delicate sort of noodles. Of course they taste even nicer when handmade. Do you know that very thin type, I believe they are called angle hair? My grandma used to make those too. I was mesmerized by her working in the kitchen when I was a kid. I just set at the kitchen table and watched her kneading the dough, sprinkling flour, rolling and cutting. I have wonderful memories with her. I think cooking brings people closer, opens up the minds. My daughter is one year old, and already loves to sit in the kitchen while I am cooking. She even asked for a pot and a spoon today and tried to imitate my moves. You just cannot start it early enough! 



Spaghetti with roasted garlic


Ingredients:
400g spaghetti
1 head of garlic
1 cloves of garlic
250g mascarpone
100ml heavy cream
olive oil
salt
pepper
freshly grated parmesan

Heat the oven to 200C and roast the head of garlic for 20 minutes or until soft. Pop out the garlic from the skin and add it to the mascarpone. Stir until combined, add heavy cream and minced fresh garlic. Cook spaghetti to al dente, top it with garlic sauce, sprinkle with olive oil and freshly grated parmesan.





21 comments:

  1. This looks so delicious! I will try this. Thank you for sharing. :P

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  2. sounds like we are pasta soul mates. this sounds and looks beautiful!

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    1. I knew there are other pasta lovers out there :)

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  3. I, too, LOVE pasta! I don't trust people who don't eat carbs! :)

    Beautiful, beautiful photos!!! :) I love pasta and this recipe looks divine! I love that you have a shot of your daughter's hand in one photo. . my 2 year old does the same thing sometimes! Now I always try to shoot (natural light permitting) when she is napping! :)

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    1. Thanks Alice. I love it they my baby is sniffing and touching everything in the kitchen. :) When I have work for a client I keep her out of the photos, but otherwise I don't mind to show her hand in the shots. :)

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  4. This looks delicious!!! Loved all the photographs :)

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    1. Thanks Nandita, happy to have you here :)

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  5. Delicious! I've never thought to use mascarpone and heavy cream before with garlic. I love garlic and pasta too and I can't wait taste this!

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    1. Mascarpone and cream work just as good in savory dishes as in sweets. I love this combo. :)

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  6. Your photos are a dream, I love them...and I have a pasta blog ;) Eleonora

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    1. Seriously? I must check it out at once :)

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  7. Well, I'll have to take your word for it on the curves, but it does sound delicious. Clever idea with the garlic, which I've never encountered before. My wife recently brought home some Canadian smoked garlic, recently available here, which adds a welcome different element. As always, gorgeous photos. Ken

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    1. Smoked garlic is excellent, you should give it a try in sauces.

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  8. That pasta just looks SO appetizing, gave me a craving as soon as I saw that picture! Couldn't agree more about getting kids in the kitchen early on, love having my little one involved with our cooking. That picture of the baby hand with the garlic is adorable.

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    1. Thanks Helen, cooking with kids takes more time, but it worth it :)

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  9. This looks and sounds so good! The diet might have to wait another day. :)

    (Your blog is beautiful!)

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    1. Thanks Wendy. I'm supposed to be on diet btw, but who can resist a nice bowl of pasta :)

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  10. I made this dish for dinner last night and it was a big winner! I prepared the sauce the night before because the oven was hot and the garlic was willing to go in, that made it even faster the next day!
    Thanks a lot, this recipe will be a regular on our plates!

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    1. That's lovely, thanks a lot. It's really an incredibly easy but not less tasty meal is it? :)

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  11. Whoa this recipe came out fantastic! I really enjoyed making it. Found it pretty easy to duplicate in the kitchen, and my family loved it. Thank you! Keep up the great work!
    Karachi Food

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