The title is pretty clear cut, and simple.I could say I was unable to come up with something better, but that would be a lie.I just thought that I would be upfront with this post.I think you will appreciate that.If not, go fuck yourself.Ingrates.
I have slowly become a big fan of making my own pasta.It is can be rewarding, or whatever.You ca make the pasta the shape and flavor you want.That is much better then being held hostage at your local grocery store with only select options.Also, who does not like a fun cooking project? I know I sure do, as I enjoy making large messes that I have to then clean up.I just love cleaning up messes.Oh, boy.
I am lying about cleaning up messes, and I do not want you to think that this recipe is a big mess.It is not.So, ignore what I said previously.
- 3 cups of flour.
- 1 cup of water.
- 2 tablespoons of basil.
- 1 tablespoon of thyme.
- 1 teaspoon of salt.
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Find yourself a large bowl, and if you have a pasta maker, find that, too.Mix all the dry ingredients.Add the oil, mix that.Now add the water, mix in, and make a dough.Knead the dough for a few minutes, then form a ball and let it sit, covered or wrapped for about an hour.
Once that is all complete, you can make your pasta.If you do not have a pasta maker, well you are fucking screwed.Sorry, but you are.
No, I am only teasing, you can do it without one, easily.
I made my dough into three smaller amounts and put through your pasta machine, and then once again through the part that makes it fettucini shape.I made mine thick, but whatever.You can really do it anyway you want.
If by hand, roll out the dough on a floured surface, and cut out your shapes with a pizza cutter or sharp knife.
You could even skip the whole pasta making thing and use store bought, loser.Okay, so your pasta is made into shapes,I used a pasta hanger I made to hang it and let it dry.For a while, at least an hour.
Let’s move on to the other stuff in dish, shall we ?
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
- 2 tablespoons of minced garlic.
- 1 largish tomato, diced.
- 1/2 cup of sliced sweet red pepper.
- 3 tablespoons of capers.
- 1/4th a cup of fresh chopped basil leaves.
Heat the oil up in a pan, over medium heat.Add the minced garlic , and the tomatoes.Cook and stir occasionally.
While this is going on, put another pot with water and salt, on high and bring to a boil.When it is boiling, add your pasta.Cook the pasta for at least 5 minutes, but I cooked mine for closer to 10, but my pasta was thick.You can always sample it as it cooks.You can also ignore all of that if you are using a box of pasta, and just follow their directions.
Okay, back to the other pan.Add the sweet peppers,the basil leaves,salt, and pepper.Stir and cook for another 5 minutes.Add the capers.Cook for another two minutes.
The pasta should be ready, so once you pour it in a strainer, add the pasta to the other pan with your tomatoes, and stuff.Yeah ” and stuff”. How Shakespearean of me.
Toss, add salt and pepper to taste and finish off with some parsley.Serve, or whatever it is you plan on doing with your food.I do not know, it is your business, weirdo.
This is quite a duo.the sandwich itself is fantastic, while the zucchini chips would make a delish snack.Yeah, I said “delish”.Got a problem with that? I didn’t think so.
Really, you okay with that?Well, if you promise, I will believe you.
Now, this sandwich is easy, I mean; Really simple.
The chips were an idea of making something a bit more healthier then potato chips, but they soon devolved ( or evolved!) into something wonderful with bread crumbs and Daiya cheese.
Let us begin.
Let’s begin with what goes in the sandwich.
- A cup of cucumber, sliced.I really landed up using about 6 slices.Thin , but not crazy thin.
- Half a cup Sweet red pepper.
- 4 thinly slices of eggplant.
- 4 slices of tomatoes.
- Red Wine vinegar, about a cup.
- Pesto,I would say about 2 tablespoons.
- Bread, duh.
Take the cucumber slices and soak in the red wine vinegar.Heavily coat the eggplant with cooking spray, or olive oil if you insist, and place in oven at 425 degrees, and cook for about 20 minutes.When that is all done you may begin the sandwich construction; this is most important and clearly most fulfilling part of making a sandwich, other then eating it.
Spread the pesto on one side of each slice of bread.Now, place the eggplant down,followed by a layer of cucumbers, then the peppers, and then the tomato slices.I suppose the order does not truly matter, or maybe it does.Sandwich is complete.
Now, for those chips.
- 2 cups of sliced zucchini
- 1/4th a cup of breadcrumbs.
- 1/4th a cup of Daiya cheese.
- Tbsp Garlic powder.
- Salt and pepper, not so much.
- 1 cup of soy, rice or whatever milk you wish.
Set your oven to 445 degrees.Mix the breadcrumbs, Daiya, garlic powder,salt, and pepper.Dunk your slices of zucchini in the milk and then dunk them in the mix.Place on non stick sprayed pan, and bake for around 30 minutes.Serve at once.
What recipe would be complete with another shitty photo?