Thursday, January 10, 2008

Rule of Threes Addendum: Ex-Girlfriend Pasta

I mentioned Ex-Girlfriend pasta previously; here's the recipe.

1 package rotini, ziti or fusili - your choice
1 wedge of brie or 8 oz. mozzarella - your choice
2 cans stewed tomatoes or 3 fresh tomatoes
4 cloves garlic
3 T Olive Oil
2/3 C fresh basil

Combine the olive oil, garlic, tomatoes and basil in a bowl. Let this sit for as long as possible. 30 minutes will suffice, but overnight will make a better flavored dish.

Cook the pasta according to directions. Cut up brie or mozzarella (I prefer the flavor of the brie but shredded mozz. makes it easier) and add to hot pasta. Stir until gooey. Add tomato/garlic/basil mixture. Stir more.


I always add a lot of fresh pepper when I serve this. The flavors really grow over a bit of time and this is actually better as leftovers. A quick, easy impressive dish. Serve with bread, wine and salad.

This is the only positive thing to have come out of my relationship with "Wanda". True.


Dave said...

Sounds delicious, but if you eat too much of that you might have to dust off the XXL again . . .

Bruce said...

Yes, it's not on the current menu.

But if you swap in whole wheat pasta, use low-fat mozzarella and only serve it when there are at least four hungry mouths to feed you could get away with it.

Whitney said...