Sunday, January 19, 2014

Day 19: Pastamania!?

So I'm at work, getting hangry and trying to think of something to make for dinner, when I think, "What would Hulk Hogan do?" The answer? Pasta (duh).

But I didn't want regular old spaghetti with tomato sauce. I decided I wanted spaghetti with oil and garlic. Is that even a real thing?

Apparently it is, because I found this recipe from the Food Network and about a zillion others that I didn't bother to click on. But really, 1/2 a cup of oil and no veggies? Something had to change, so I went into experimentation mode and came up with the following:

  • Whole Wheat Spaghetti
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • couple stalks of green onion
  • Two slices of lemon

The rest is pretty easy. While you boil up some spaghetti noodles, set a frying pan to med/med-high, add in the oil, garlic, onions, peppers, salt and crushed red pepper flakes. Saute until the noodles are done (8 min or so). 

Drain pasta and add to frying pan for 1-2 minutes. Serve onto plates, garnish with parsley and squeeze lemon slice to taste.

Super yummy. It's one of the few dishes I've made where I wanted more. Like a lot more!!  I'd ease up on the oil next time though.

Plated Like a Boss


    1. I make whole wheat spaghetti with a warm garlic oil all the time! This looks good I might try it tonight! Also, 'Hangry' Hahahahaha

    2. I'm thinking about trying it again tonight too! haha Maybe some additional veggies like broccoli or squash or something like that. What do you add into yours?

      1. I like to add fresh spinach and roasted tomatoes :)