Friday, October 06, 2006

garlic linguine

Don't be afraid of the garlic in this recipe. Once cooked in the sauce, the garlic turns sweet. All of my kids love this recipe and actually fight over who gets the most garlic chunks! I adapted this recipe from one I had that was slightly more spicy. This dish has just the right amount of flavor, spice and a touch of sweetness (from the garlic) for young kids!

Quick will seem like there isn't nearly enough sauce for all that pasta, but trust me, once it's tossed together, it's the perfect amount!

Garlic Linguine

1 lb. linguine
6 cloves garlic
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. water
2 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
dash of cayenne pepper

Cook linguine according to package directions (al dente is always best).

Peel garlic cloves and crush thoroughly with a fork, so you have small chunks (don't mince). Saute garlic with the olive oil for just a few minutes. (Don't let the garlic brown.) Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Toss sauce with cooked pasta.


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