Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Easy peasy macaroni

Throw in things you got on hand and you will get this easy macaroni dish. I had to come up with something for Prabu's lunch today and this is what I gave him. I used whole wheat macaroni.


Macaroni - 1/2 lb dry - cooked per instructions on the box
Orange bell pepper - 1 cut into small pieces
Celery - 1/2 cup chopped fine
Shallot - one chopped fine
Tomatoes - 1 large chopped fine
Garlic - 3 cloves sliced
Red chilli flakes - 1 tsp.
Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp.
Salt - as per taste
Oil - as needed


While the pasta is boiling, heat oil in a shallow pan. Add garlic and red chilli flakes. After 20 seconds add shallots, celery and peppers. Season with salt and pepper and cook till veggies are a little soft but not too mushy. Add the tomatoes and cook till tomatoes wilt. Add the cooked macaroni, toss and serve. You can even add fresh basil and some pecorino romano cheese if you like.

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