Since I’m on a stricter food budget than usual it’s been tough coming up with fun things to eat. Luckily, there’s pinterest, google, and allrecipes.com. I found this recipe on pinterest, and was eager to try it out because it looked so good in the photo. When I got to the original site, however, the ratings said that it was too dry and too simple. I decided to make it anyway, but change it a bit to hopefully take care of those problems.
2 slices wheat bread
1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
6 tbsp. dried minced garlic
8 ounces uncooked linguine
1/4 dried parsley
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 tbsp. Italian seasonings
1 tsp. black truffle oil
(1) Tear apart the slices of bread and place in a food processor, pulse until the bread is soft crumbs. Pour the crumbs onto a cookie sheet and place in the oven at 250 degrees for 30 min. I sprinkled some Italian seasoning and salt onto the pan.
(2) Put the linguine in a pot to boil. It should take about 10 minutes, but test to get it as soft or firm as you like it.
(3) In a pan on medium-low heat, pour in the olive oil and add the garlic. Stir in and watch carefully — when the garlic begins to brown take the pan off the heat and strain/separate the olive oil from the garlic.
(4) Add the bread crumbs, lemon juice, truffle oil, and other seasonings to the oil.
(5) When the linguine is done, serve in a bowl and pour the breadcrumb mix on top.
I thought it turned out quite well. It wasn’t dry, the garlic flavor was subtle, and the breadcrumbs added a nice texture. It made enough that I was able to eat it for lunch the next day.