Saturday, April 30

peasant pasta


  
i was caught out last sunday & monday with many shops closed for the public holidays...our fridge was down to its bare minimum & our pantry was just hanging in there.  by sunday lunch time my little family were all still clad in pj's & the subject came up of "what's for lunch?"...  i have made this pasta before but forgot how little ingredients you need, how simple it is to prepare & the girls love it so that is always a massive plus!
peasant pasta (when the cupboards are bare)
ingredients - 3/4pkt 500g good spaghetti, 1 cup of breadcrumbs, 4 finely sliced brown onions, 1 cup pitted black olives chopped (ligurian or kalamatta), several chopped garlic gloves, 3 lemons, finely chopped parsley or basil, parmesan, extra virgin olive oil, cracked pepper, sea salt flakes
prepare - in a pan brown & crisp the breadcrumbs with a little olive oil (set the crumbs aside in a bowl)...in a clean pan fry onions, garlic & olives with olive oil on low heat for approx 15 mins until soft/brownish...cook spaghetti in salted water until al dente...in a large serving bowl place drained spaghetti, onion mixture, 3/4 of the bread crumbs, squeeze lemons over, chopped parsley, cracked pepper, a little salt (as the olives will add salt too) + a good drizzle of evoo.  toss/mix through thoroughly.  finish bowl off with a good grating of parmesan & the remaining crumbs...serve, enjoy & note as my girls did you cannot suck the spaghetti up as the breadcrumbs coat the pasta...sorry girls!



10 comments:

Ann said...

oh that looks really great! i got those ingredients in my pantry already!

i love looking through your blog and im always here just listening to the music playing.

yummy supper said...

Dayle,
Isn't it so satisfying to eat a surprisingly delicious meal made from your pantry basics...One of my favorite challenges!
Your pasta looks divine. Great shots as always:)
-Erin

Melissa said...

I just found your blog and am enjoying your posts. I especially love this pasta dish because you've now spared me what to do for dinner tonight. Was going to call for takeaway but something this carb loaded looks too good to pass up! Thanks :-)

Ms M said...

You have inspired my lunch today!

john@heneedsfood said...

Truly delicious and personally I reckon it's far from being peasant. This is top shelf stuff!

Cooking Gallery said...

This looks SO delicious! I am always on the lookout for new pasta ideas, thank you for sharing :).

Maria said...

Such a beautiful, classic dish!

Anastasia said...

That looks absolutely delicious! Your family must be so lucky to have such a great cook in the house! And love the food presentation - as always. x anastasia

Anonymous said...

I love that you have fresh parmesan in yoru fridge when it's almost empty! K

gbf said...

wow my peasant pasta has been so well received! makes me want to do more home cooking. dayle