Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hey Good Lookin'! What's Cookin'? A Quick Pasta Dish

Before you start, make you have assembled and prepped all the ingredients. This dish will come together very quickly so you’ll want everything ready:
5 cloves of garlic, minced

4 shallots, diced (1 onion would work as a substitute)

1 cup, artichokes, rough dice (We used jarred artichokes)

1 cup sun dried tomatoes, rough dice

½ white wine

¼ c milk

1 cup grated parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive oil for sautéing

1 pound pasta

Put the water for pasta on to boil. Once the water boils, add the pasta and cook per the instructions on the box.

Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan. You will evidentially add the pasta into the pan so make sure it is large enough. You also want to start with enough oil to sauté all the vegetables.

Add the shallots (onions).

Sauté until they soften and become slight translucent.

Turn the heat down to medium

Add the garlic. Sauté for one to two minutes

Add the artichokes . Sauté for one to two minutes

Add the sun dried tomatoes. Sauté for one to two minutes (are you noticing a pattern?)

Add the white wine. Stir everything so it is all coated.

Add the milk, Stir

At this point, your pasta is almost done. Turn the heat down slightly so things don’t burn while you drain the pasta. Prior to draining, reserve about ½ cup of the pasta water. Drain the Pasta. DO NOT RINSE THE PASTA – just drain.

Add the pasta to the pan with all the goodies. Stir until the pasta is coated. Add the parmesan cheese. Stir until it melts.

And you are done! Bon apetit!

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