Saturday, April 16, 2011

Day 133: Ziti with Mushrooms, Onions and Olives

In case you haven't notices, I could live on pasta, and since Passover is almost here and I will have to go eight whole days without it, I made it again tonight.
This dish was created especially for S.- who loves mushrooms.

Chopped 1/2 a red onion - into the pot with 1-2 tsp olive oil
Sliced about half an 8 ox box of white button mushrooms
cooked them together over med-high heat until they were nice and brown and soft

 added a handful of quartered Calamata olives and a big handful of chopped parsley

Meanwhile, cooked the ziti, saved some cooking water and drained the pasta - saved some pasta cooking water (about a cup - ALWAYS save some pasta cooking water - you might need it).
Added the pasta to the veggies, with the cup of cookling water and 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese - heated and stirred until the cooking water and veggie juices melded into a nice sauce.
While the onions and mushrooms were cooking - I made a salad of canned chick peas, cherry tomatoes and green Israeli olives, dressed with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper

And that was dinner.

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