Saturday, May 30, 2009

How Not To Cook - Paradise Pasta

So, I haven't blogged in a little while because I have been editing a full version of How Not To Cook with MamaDB. Instead of our "snippets" which are about 2 minutes in length, the full version is a whopping 10 minutes.

Here is the recipe we were attempting:

Pine Nut Paradise Pasta
Source: Sunset Magazine

Serves: 4
  • 1 LB Mushrooms (finely chopped)
  • 1 t(easpoon) Basil
  • 1 t Oregano
  • 1/3 c(up) Pine Nuts
  • 1 medium Onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 c Broccoli Flowerettes (chopped)
  • 1 small Red Bell Pepper (chopped)
  • 4 cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
  • Angel Hair Pasta
  • 1 1/2 c regular Vegetable Broth
  • 1 T(ablespoon) Salad Oil
  • Parmesan
Step 1: In frying pan, stir pine nuts over medium heat until golden (~8 minutes); Pour from pan and set aside
Step 2: In pan, combine finely chopped mushrooms, onion, garlic, oil, basi and oregano
Step 3: Cover pan and cook on HIGH, stirring often, until liquid appears
Step 4: Uncover pan and stir until vegetables are lightly browned (~8 minutes)
Step 5: Add chopped broccoli, bell pepper and broth, and bring to a boil
Step 6: Cover pan and cook until broccoli is just tender when pierced (~5 minutes)
Step 7: Pour pasta into a large shallow bowl, and pour cooked vegetables and juices into bowl.
Step 8: Sprinkle with roasted pine nuts and parmesan. Salt and pepper to taste.

We doubled the recipe in some parts and only added a 1/2 more in other areas giving us an interesting yet still delicious outcome.

We also added Garlic Bread and a Salad.

Here are the ingredients of the salad:
  • Sping Mix Salad
  • Gorgonzola Cheese
  • Balsalmic Vinegrette Spritzer
  • 1/3 Apple-Pear (Asian Pears are better)
  • Glazed Pecans
If you try this recipe, please let us know what you thought of it.


All Things BD said...

It's really, really hard not to start comparing you two to Jon and Kate of the Plus 8 fame. Just sayin'.

soggibottom said...

I can go with this.
love it. x x x x

Mama DB said...

wow, only one throwing incident. We must have been tired that evening.

Mark said...

You're making recipes out of Sunset magazine.


Lorraine said...

Sunset or not, Jon & Kate or not, I'm still diggin the final presentation photos! I'm also a sucker for pear and gorganzola.