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Drunken Pasta Is a New Way to Use Wine When You Cook

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I just love cooking with wine. For deglazing or creating a sauce, the good stuff adds a flavor you can't get anywhere else. This Drunken Pasta recipe is a new way to use wine when you cook. The red wine gives your pasta a beautiful deep red color, and the flavor in this dish is out of this world.

Serve this pasta dish for dinner with a simple garnish of Parmesan and parsley. You'll adore the spicy and garlicky kick - this meal certainly doesn't lack spice! Layer on the wine with a glass to wash it all down.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, cut into 3 pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon red hot chili pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups red wine
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

Bring a large pot of well salted water to a boil.

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In a large skillet, heat oil, garlic and chili pepper on low heat. Gently cook about 5 minutes, being careful not to let the garlic burn. Remove the garlic and add the red wine. Increase the heat to medium.

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Add pasta to boiling water and cook for only about 3 minutes.

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Drain well and add to the skillet, tossing in the wine with tongs until wine is absorbed and pasta is cooked, about 2 more minutes. Test pasta for doneness. Taste for salt and add what you feel it needs.

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Toss with the cheese and parsley and serve.


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