Saturday, February 16, 2008

Simple Shallot Pasta

This recipe comes from the Rachael Ray magazine. I know a lot of people hate her, and I cannot stand more than 5 minutes of any of her shows anymore, but her magazine is pretty great. I have cooked a lot of recipes out of it and there are always cool cooking and serving products to drool over.

I love shallots so this recipe immediately caught my eye. I sort of just improvised on the quantities. First things first, get some water boiling for the pasta.

2 shallots

Sliced them up nice and thin

It is Olive Oil, NOT EVOO, I used about a tablespoon

In with the shallots!

You gotta have your cheese

This is more of that delicious pasta my sister sent me. Wine in the pasta, genius!

The shallots start to caramelize and they smell amazing

After your shallots have cooked for about 15-20 minutes get your pasta in.

Dump it in with the shallots and give it a stir.

Top with the cheese and parsley for a delicious meal.

I only wish that I would have added MORE shallots, they were so sweet and so good.


  1. Oh my lord, that looks amazing!!! RR is a giant PITA but she knows how to make some good sh*t. I can't watch her show either, but her mag is filled with lots of good stuff.

    Scotty would totally eat this...provided there was a side of meat involved.


  2. Intriguing!

    Can you show off some of your cookware sometime? Your prized selections, or the stuff you use regularly? And utensils?

  3. Thank the good lord you didn't use whole wheat pasta! yay to your sister!!! whole wheat pasta is an abomination in the eyes of the Italian Cooking gods. (Bill did South Beach, and we ate whole wheat pasta crap for too long. It was horrid. I'm having flashbacks.)
    otherwise, the recipe sounds yum!
    Patience Renzulli

  4. That recipe looks wonderful. I might try it tonight. If you ever run out of the flavored pasta from your sister, I found a Tempe-based company that makes something similar.
    I bought a few flavors at the Phoenix farmer's market and tried the Italian Herb last night. It was delicious.

  5. Wow! I will definitely try this dish...when I decide to resume eating again (yesterday I ate enough for a week!)

    One question - no garlic, or did I miss something?

  6. I love your blog. I can't imagine your SO not going crazy over your food --- the goofball!