Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wheat pasta with rustic basil sauce

Wheat pasta with rustic basil sauce


Pasta - 1 cup
Basil - 1 packet fresh basil
Olive oil - 8 tblsps
Black pepper - 2 tsps
Garlic - 2 cloves
Salt as per taste.
Cheese for garnish


1. Boil 1 ltr of water and add some salt and1 tblsp of olive oil to it.
2. Add 1 cup of pasta in this boiling water and let it cook for 3-4 minutes or till it get cooked. I have used penne pasta in this recipe.
3. Once it get cooked, strain the excess water. Pour 1 tblsps of oil on this pasta to prevent it from sticking.
4. Crush basil leaves in a hand grinder (spice mixer) by adding 1 tblsp of oilve oil at a time. Do not use electric mixer for this, as it will ruin the taste of basil. Crush until a corse paste is formed. Add black pepper powder to it.
5. In a pan add 1 tblsp of olive oil. Add chopped garlic and fry till golden brown.
6. Toss the cooked pasta along with basil sauce into this hot pan for 2-3 minutes. Adjust the seasoning as per your taste.
7. Garnish with some cheese and server hot.

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