Sunday, June 21, 2009

In a Pasta Rut

chilli pasta
Sometimes I get so caught up making the same thing over and over again, there is nothing new to post. It's been a little like that lately, with poor YH constantly being served my regular favourite dishes (not that he ever complains). 

My obsession with pasta took on a life of its own last week, when we ate pasta 4 days out of 7! If you happen to get into a pasta rut like me, a nice way of making things more interesting is to explore the different types of pastas available. I found one interesting dried spaghetti with chilli in a little Italian deli, which was orange in colour. The pasta was made out of durum wheat semolina, water and red hot peppers (peperoncino). Since I love all things spicy, I had to buy it at once, and used it to make my Scallop & Sausage Aglio Olio spaghetti. The chilli spaghetti turned a lovely light tomato red colour when cooked, and a little to my surprise, you could still taste the chilli in the spaghetti (I thought the chilli might have been washed out or watered down after being boiled). 


Marianne said...

I always enjoy reading your recipes (and I love your bentos). That pasta looks delicious.

If you're in a recipe rut, have you ever considered joining the Daring Kitchen?

Claudia said...

Hello Marianne,
Thanks very much! I've actually been in a bit of a bento rut, too (ie. not making many these days!) The weather where I am is getting hotter and hotter, which leaves me wanting to spend less time in the kitchen!

Thanks for the website link, will take a look at it!