Sunday, August 8, 2010

Simple Pasta with Garlic and Parsley

This is a dish I have been making for years and years and years. It was one of the first dishes I learned how to make when I moved out on my own. I was drawn to this dish because it was simple to prepare, and it didn't require a lot of ingredients (key to a beginner's kitchen). I keep preparing this dish because it is simple, delicious, and timeless.

Simple Pasta with Garlic and Parsley

Olive oil
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 - 1 bunch parley, chopped
8 oz dried pasta (I prefer long noodles with this dish)

Boil water and cook pasta according to directions. Drain and return noodles to warm pot.

Heat olive oil in a skillet. When warm, add garlic and saute just until golden - depending on your stove, this could be 1/2-1 minute. Do not let the garlic brown; if that happens, just start over again. Add parsley and cook until wilted, maybe 1-2 minutes more.

When parsley is wilted, remove from heat. Add salt and pepper and scrape the saute pan over the noodles. Serve.

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