Midnight Spaghetti

(what you make when you wake up at midnight hungry, or in this case, you need dinner real fast and it's the day before shopping day)

A good splash of Olive oil (maybe... 4 Tbsp for anyone wanting a measurement)

1/2 tsp salt

A few grinds of pepper

2 shallots, chopped

2-3 cloves garlic, minced/chopped finely/crushed

Optional - 1-2 chillies (dried or fresh), chopped finely, or chilli flakes

Optional - Up to 1 cup of Shrimp/Prawns (if we're having, which is rare, we normally have 2-4 prawns each)


Chopped Italian Parsley

Put a large pot of water on to boil. Do all your chopping. Heat oil in frypan. When oil is hot and about halfway through pasta cooking time add salt and pepper and shallot to oil and cook for about 2 minutes.

Add the garlic and chilli to shallot and sautay until pasta is cooked. If adding shrimp/prawns add cooked shrimp/prawns to frypan and sautay for 2-3 minutes. Spoon pasta straight from cooking water in to frypan and stir till well coated.

Serve topped with grated parmesan cheese and chopped Italian Parsley, or whatever fresh herb you have on hand (we had basil tonight). Great served with dinner rolls (carbs and carbs, I know, but we love it).

(Thanks for the photography Nat)


Nicole said...

This look soo good. What use is Pasta without fresh bread??

Rachel said...

I feel like I have this meal at least once a week. It's quick, you can add anything to it (usually whatever fresh or frozen veg I have on hand), and it's easy to make for 1 or 10.

Mariah said...

Rachel - I've never tried adding veges to it. It just never occurred to me. Will have to try that, thanks for mentioning it.

Nat and Mariah Brunt said...

Chilli is not optional.

Angela Noelle said...

We're having this for dinner tonight, thanks!

Angela Noelle said...

And again tonight...with actual shallots (instead of onions).

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