Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sam's Marinated Pasta

photo courtesy of lccavender on flickr

Every Wednesday, my kids take turns cooking dinner for the family. It's so interesting to see what they choose to make and I love to observe them strutting around the kitchen with pride and confidence. It's more entertaining than any cooking show I'd find on the Food Network, plus I don't have to make dinner!

Zac seems to always make some sort of fish (we had Tilapia last night), Adam plays it safe with his favourites (see Macaroni and Cheese in this blog!) and Samantha seems to always surprise us with something new and interesting. She made this a few weeks ago and it is now my favourite pasta dish. I guarantee it won't disappoint!

Sam's Marinated Pasta

1 package whole wheat linguini noodles
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons butter
Juice from 1 lime or lemon
2 cloves crushed garlic
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoons black pepper

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook until done. Drain, reserving 2 cups of water.

Bring the 2 cups reserved pasta water to a boil. Stir in olive oil, butter, 1/2 the lemon juice and the garlic. Season with 1 tablespoon basil, parsley, salt and pepper. Boil 1 minute.

In a large bowl, combine pasta with sauce. Toss with remaining lemon juice and basil. Cover, and refrigerate 5 hours or overnight.


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  2. Mmmm you told me about this one. Definitely gonna have to give it a whirl. You know me....pasta ANYTHING is a-okay with me! Do you think you could heat this up again before serving? Or should it really only be served cold?

  3. Oh, serve it hot. I should mention that. Not sure if it was intended to be cold?? But we warmed it up...

  4. Wow. This is a must try.
    Good for when I'm working, to do the night before and then just reheat before serving the next night!!!
    A salad and a baguette and boom dinner is done. Thank Sam for us!

  5. That looks really good! Please make extra and send me home with some tupperware.. lol


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