I immediately winced, hoped she didn’t see me and shoved it in the back of the cupboard, lets just say I’m not a fan of whole wheat. I’m barely a fan of pasta but I do have my exceptions, linguine and penne, any of those other weird unholy shapes just makes me gag and I’ve definitely never eaten any “whole wheat” types either.
So when I announced to Mr Weiss last night that I was going to make my pasta staple, using whole wheat fettuccine he winced, but it was out of shock (I should mention right here too, that it was the only pasta we had left).
This is a good solid basic dinner that I’ve made oodles and oodles and oodles of time, and you most likely will have all of these ingredients on hand any day of the week.
I’m not exactly sure what to call it, Mr Weiss knows that when I announce “we’re having linguine for dinner”, exactly what he’s getting… so maybe I’ll just call it “Linguine” and maybe after you’ve made it a few times, you will too.
Linguine (please ignore the fact that I’m actually using Fettuccine, I will go back to my regular Linguine eatin days once I’ve hit up the supermarket)
1 medium onion sliced or shallot sliced or combo of both
3 cloves garlic sliced
1 lemon juiced and 1 tbsp zest
4 tbsp chopped parsley and oregano
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, big pinch of both salt and pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
1/3 c hard cheese (parmesan, pecorino or romano is good)
Place big pot of salted water on to boil for pasta, when its at a rolling boiling throw your pasta, (I use 1/2 a packet for the 2 of us), give it a big stir and set timer as per package instructions. After about 5 mins saute onions, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes, until golden brown, add salt and pepper, herbs, lemon zest and juice give a big stir. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of water, add to saucepan, give everything a big toss, add cheese and serve.
Verdict: I ate two heaping plates of the stuff, so I am giving this the big thumbs up.
Disclaimer: This does not however extend to any other horrifying whole wheat weird shaped brand of pasta.