Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Drunken Pasta Review!!

So I know I only blogged about this like a few days ago... but I just HAD to try making myself some Drunken Pasta!  I searched online for a couple of good recipes, but when it finally came down to game time, I settled for whatever I had in my fridge.

Started with a bottle of Two Buck Cabernet, and a package of spaghetti.  I feel like had I made it with Angel hair, the pasta would have cooked faster & retained some of the alcohol-y goodness, but with the spaghetti, it definitely was all cooked out.  That said it did absorb the color, and turned a gorgeously hued red plum.  Into the pot I poured 2 cups of water, 2 cups of wine, a tablespoon of olive oil & a couple of pinches of salt. 

Another thing to watch out for... as the pasta boiled and splashed, I had lovely little red-wine dots all over my stove-top.  I was constantly wiping it down.

I dressed it with some fresh tomatoes, shaved Parmesan, olive oil & lemon juice.  In the end, it actually tasted best chilled... absolutely a summer dish!

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