Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sharkteeth's First Pasta

Garlic Pasta with Hungarian Sausage

Sharkteeth doesn't like tomato-based pasta sauces, so I almost always use garlic+olive oil as base for my pasta sauce. Anyhoo, last weekend, I was inspired (read: gaya-gaya) by Leah's post and decided to cook some pasta for snacks, but I was so busy DIY-ing and asked S to mince the garlic for me (I didn't have the patience to roast the garlic anymore). She really likes peeling garlic and mincing them because, in her words, "the smell is heavenly." When she finished mincing the garlic, she asked if she can cook the garlic sauce, and since it's quite easy, I just let her. With minimum effort and instructions, she was able to cook her very first pasta sauce. It was delicious! And I'm not just saying that 'cause she's my [beloved]  daughter. Masarap talaga!

1 small packet of pasta (serves three)
6 tbsp olive oil (2 tbsp for the pasta and 2 tbsp for the sauce)
1 whole garlic (minced)
1 sausage (sliced)
feta cheese (the one we have at home has herbs and spices mixed in)
Parmesan cheese (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
chili flakes (optional)

1. Boil some water, salt, and olive oil. Add the pasta once the water is boiling. Stir. Once done, drain the hot water and "shock" it with cold water to arrest the heat. Add the feta cheese. Mix.
2. Heat the remaining olive oil (not too hot, okay?). Sauté the garlic. Add the sliced sausage. Add salt and pepper. If you like a bit of hotness, add some chili flakes. You can also add a bit of white wine -- it rounds off the flavor.
3. Add the pasta to the garlic sauce. Mix well. Add Parmesan if you like. As S says, "the cheesier, the better."

Try nyo eto. It's very easy to prepare, and the longest part is boiling the pasta.



  1. I'm suddenly hungry seeing this post. Looks really good. You're not scared about letting her slice the garlic? Hehehe, I'm so overprotective no?

  2. Hindi ko na lang pinapanood. I'm a backseat driver and she gets annoyed when I bark instructions and get all helicopter mom on her.


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