Wednesday, September 22, 2010

How to have a good evening.

Late summer saute

Serves 3-4.

2 zucchini, diced
1 sweet onion, sliced into thin wedges
5 roma tomatoes, diced
4 lg cloves garlic, chopped
extra virgin olive oil
salt
fresh basil
shredded parmesan or asiago cheese
8 oz. whole wheat pasta (fusilli or gemeli is good)
1 bottle Malbec

Open the wine so it can breathe. Chop your veggies. Cook your pasta in salted water. Start drinking wine. Saute zucchini with a little onion in very hot pan and olive oil. When zucchini is tender and slightly browned, put in bowl off heat. Saute onions over high to medium high heat till tender and browning; add garlic and stir briskly till the garlic blooms but isn't very brown. Add chopped tomatoes and cook till softened. Add zucchini back to pan with 1/3-1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water-- stir over medium heat for a minute then turn off. Shred some basil. Spoon twice the amount of veggies you anticipate over half the amount of pasta you usually eat-- garnish with basil and cheese. Finish the bottle and eat a small sweet thing (pear, piece of chocolate, both) for dessert.

2 comments:

Dev said...

Dev's version of "how to have a good evening."

Open wine.

Drink. At least one glass, more depending on how tough jits was.

Eat something. Preferably good. Maybe steal a recipe from Georgette.

Drink more wine.

The Part Time Grappler said...

This is amazing G!