This is my first time trying out cooking spaghetti with red wine . Since I still have 1/2 bottle of red wine left in the fridge, I , being the creative one ( of course the family doesnt quite like to be the guinea pigs or my taster ) wanted to try this spaghetti with red wine for our dinner :p Bought the red wine for cooking beef and when I saw this pasta with red wine recipe , I decided to try it out....
WB doesn't quite like it by I love it with my pan seared thyme salmon and potato salad...mmmmm yummy. WB said more like the salmon is the star than my red wine spaghetti LOL! Seriously, I like it becoz I like new way of cooking pasta and this is one very refereshing way to cook spaghetti and it tastes good. Roasted some potatoes chunks with bacon bits and olive oil and it really goes well with the pasta and salmon.....aromatic and delicious pasta in red wine...mmmmm of course it is delicious ! A simple yet healthy dinner....don't you agree ?
Pasta With Red Wine ( The Minimalist Cooks at Home by Mark Bittman from Chicago Sun Times )
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp red pepper flakes or to taste
1 pound spaghetti
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 (750ml) bottle red wine , such as Chianti
1 tbsp butter
Bring a large pot of water to boil and salt it. Place oil, garlic and red pepper flakes in a large, deep skillet. Add pasta to the boiling water; turn the heat under the skillet to high. Cook the pasta as usual, stirring. As soon as the garlic begins to brown, sprinkle it with salt and pepper to taste and add three-fourths of a bottle of wine (a little more than 2 cups); bring to a boil and maintain it there. When the pasta begins to bend, (after less than 5 minutes of cooking) drain it and add it to the wine mixture. Cook, stirring occasionally, adding wine a little at a time if the mixture threatens to dry out completely. Taste the pasta frequently. When it is done, tender but with a little bite, stir in the butter and turn off the heat. When the butter glazes the pasta, serve it immediately.