Hi. Did you miss me?
Well, I hope you did… because I missed you.It’s just that I haven’t been cooking much lately…
I hope you think my reasons for not seeing you is valid…
♥ I haven’t been craving much these past few days. I’ve been spending lunchtime and dinnertime eating open-faced peanutbutter sandwich in the kitchen…standing up. Sssshhhhh, don’t tell anybody.
♥ I’ve also been playing the new Smurfs and Co. game in Facebook and I am hooked! So if you’re playing Smurfs and Co., add me up.. Let’s be neighbors… I promise I’ll send you a gift everyday…
♥ Third and final reason is that I haven’t decided yet if I’m on a diet or not…yeah, that’s a very tough decision to make…because for me to lose some weight, it means giving up carbs and sweets for a period of time. Totally not an option specially now that I have the ingredients for the dried cranberries and white chocolate chip cookies I’ve been meaning to make.
So…..are we still friends?
I hope we are because I have something I know you’d like. It’s light, fresh and full of flavor…
Spaghetti Al Fresco
450g spaghetti, cooked according to package directions 4 cloves garlic minced 4 tbsp + 4 tbsp olive oil 1 small can of anchovy fillets ½ cup basil leaves ½ cup mozzarella cheese, grated 4 tomatoes sliced salt and pepper to taste grated parmesan cheese
- 450g spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 4 tbsp + 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small can of anchovy fillets
- ½ cup basil leaves
- ½ cup mozzarella cheese, grated
- 4 tomatoes sliced
- salt and pepper to taste
- grated parmesan cheese
- Heat 4 tbsp olive oil in a pan. Sauté garlic in olive oil until oil gets infused with the flavor of garlic, don’t let it turn brown.
- Add sliced tomato and sauté for a few minutes until wilted.
- Add basil leaves, give it a good stir, turm off heat and set aside.
- On a separate pan, heat the other 4 tbsp olive oil. You can also add the oil that came with the anchovy fillet.
- Add anchovy fillets. Eventually, the anchovy fillets will dissolve in the olive oil and the oil will get all the flavor of the anchovies.
- Stir in spaghetti and make sure it is coated with the oil.
- Let the spaghetti noodles absorb the anchovy-infused olive oil.
- Add the basil-tomato-garlic-oil mixture and mix well.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Put pasta in a microwaveable/ baking dish. Sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese on top.
- Put in the oven or microwave until cheese melts.
- Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and serve.
The spaghetti looks beautiful. I understand some times food blogging can add quite a few inches around the waist and other places. I have been giving my oven a rest for a few days now.
i love oil-based pasta, esp the one that uses olive oil.
This looks delicious! So fresh and tasty looking especially with the tomatoes and basil.
Okay Peachy, with this mouth watering pasta. . . I guess you’re forgiven and we’re still friends. 😛 Good to see you back! 🙂
Look dleicious peachskin! gloria
mmmmmm… looks light and delish!
ayyyy hansarap naman nyan. gusto ko may meat balls ni aling sonia
Wish I was eating this right now. Looks so fresh and delicious!
love the idea of anchovies-infused olive oil added to the pasta…want to try that real soon! i wonder if will it be too salty if olives were added…
thanks for linking back to Food Friday, Peach!
enjoy the rest of the week!
I remember more than a month ago, medyo nawalan din ako ng gana over some foods – a friend even asked me if I was on a diet kasi lagi na lang daw akong walang gana… and it helped me with my diet, when I decided to cut back on food intake, it was easy for me to go with 1 cup of rice per meal, now I am down to 3/4 cup of rice per meal. Kaso, yun nga, medyo “nasa-sacrifice” ang food trips, at recipe cooking. Hehehehe.
i love anchovy fillets mixed in pasta sauce—it’s tastier. or i’m just a salt monster.:p
i have posted pasta, too, so definitely, we’re friends (hehe).
Oh this looks SO good! I often make spaghetti with just tomatoes and olives; adding anchovies would just put it over the top. Beautiful photos.
This is exactly my kind of dish. I can taste it now.
excellent summer pasta dish–you hit all the right notes!
I could dive right into that! Delicious – I love anchovies.
Never tried anchovy on pasta…will do! Yumm!
When you have a very delectable foods like of that at the picture, I am sure many will volunteer to make friends with you, hehehe just kidding btw mine is up I hope you can visit me thanks
What an inviting plate of spaghetti – asking to be dug into 🙂 this is the kinda meal that goes often during the weekdays like like!!
What nice spaguetti, love basil in there! gloria
Yummy! I made pasta tonight too…my youngest needed some carbs for her soccer game tomorrow!
wow, looks really great…nice shot and sounds so yummy, thanks for sharing your recipe! visiting from FTF and FF, hope you can visit me back! thanks and have a great week. 🙂
Honestly that pasta looks amazing, great photo and recipe.
I don’t think you need to be on diet! 😀
Of course we are still friends….esp. after this pasta dish with tomatoes 😀
The way you take your pictures…tsk…makes me want to eat the food now!!! 😀
thing is, I watch my food intake lest I wanna be heavy again…:D
Seriously, eto kaya kong gawin. Kaya ng powers ko. Makagawa nga nito sa weekend. 🙂