Monday, October 11, 2010

Mushroom Aglio Olio



I have been busier of late. A lot more tired too. And I am completely devoid of inspiration (to blog). My photos are proof of that - such lazy styling, if you can even call it that. But what the heck, whatever makes ME happy. ;)

Well, if you see my blogging mojo anywhere, please let me know. Till I find it again, here's a simple Mushroom Aglio Olio which I whipped up for today's late lunch. I made it with no recipe, but here's a rough guide. Yawn ...

Recipe
- A few glugs of extra virgin olive oil
- Sliced fresh mushrooms, as much as you like (I used shiitake but feel free to use any variety)
- 2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced
- Sliced chili
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 serving spaghetti
- Small bunch fresh parsley, chopped
- Shavings of parmesan cheese

1. Heat a large pot of boiling water, add salt and add in spaghetti when it comes to a rolling boil.

2. While the spaghetti is cooking, prepare the other ingredients. Heat some olive oil in a frying pan and add garlic. Ensure a medium-low heat to ensure that the garlic doesn't burn (it should not brown at all). Add sliced mushrooms and continue stir-frying till their liquid evaporates, and they start to brown a little.

3. Add more olive oil if it looks too dry. Throw in parsley and chili.

4. Drain cooked pasta and add to pan. Give all the ingredients a quick stir to combine. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.

5. Top with shaving of parmesan cheese before serving.

29 comments:

  1. The photos look great to me, you've too high standards, hehe

    Indulge in some relaxing activities and I'm sure you'll find your inspiration pretty soon again :)

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  2. What do you mean finding your Mojo? It's here!You funny girl!It looks delish to me..

    You will never lose your Mojo..

    Mo~niquex

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  3. Yah I think your food is styled way better than mine!

    And aglio olio is one of my staple brainless meals to cook when I'm too lazy to think of anything. it's also very easy to just add more ingredients on it, then can become like prawns aglio olio etc etc

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  4. I agree with noobcook, your photos are still very much a pleasure to my eyes. Besides, sometimes the less stylised food photographs seem to be more honest and rustic (basically, my words to excuse for my lack of creativity and skills).
    Anyhow, this looks airy-light and fabulous; also, it being simple means I'll give the dish double nods.

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  5. Looks good to me and the photo is lovely. From someone who hardly ever style her food. :P

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  6. simple and easy too cook for dinner :)

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  7. I too make this recipe and LOVE it! Its my all time go to dish when I don't feel like cooking and still want an awesome dinner.

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  8. Mojo? I lost mine months ago...yours is still strong as ever girlfriend!

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  9. the photos still look great and the spaghetti too

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  10. I am lazy too and it shows. But hopefully the pasta makes you feel better :)

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  11. Seriously, I have also lost it! The inspiration. The motivation. Everything. Bleh.

    Your photos still look beautiful. Agree with noobcook - you have high standards! kekekeke...

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  12. hey sweetie, can you send me some of this? That looks delicious!

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  13. What's wrong with photos? I find them very pleasant and the dish looks delicious.
    cheers,
    Angie

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  14. Mushroom and pasta go so well together. This looks so good I can taste it :).

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  15. I love this. I'm a sucker for mushrooms and garlic. And it works a lot better than cream based sauces. So heavy for regular consumption. Lol.

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  16. If you hadn't said this was unstyled, I doubt many of us would have known!

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  17. Heh? What are you talking about? Your pictures are great!

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  18. Secondo me non hai perso l'ispirazione, hai solo bisogno di un attimo di calma, succede anche a me. Questi spaghetti sono molto invitanti e le foto splendide. Un abbraccio Daniela.

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  19. Ju, even without mojo the pasta looks deliciious. I actually prefer pasta like this now instead of smothered in sauce.

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  20. i think the pictures look quite ok what!! better than mine!i love mushroom pasta too.

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  21. I think this looks SCRUMPTIOUS!!! This sure has provided me with delicious inspiration! Love it. :)

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  22. Your photos look great! Making me hungry...

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  23. Hey girl don't make the rest of us look bad! Whaddya mean no mojo!! Your pictures still look terrific and your writing is still excellent! The pasta looks really good btw

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  24. I know what you mean - the blahs come and go - your post does not look like it has the blahs though :)

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  25. What a lovely plate of simple pasta. I have those days too. Just stay away for a few days, you find find that you can't wait to get into the kitchen to cook and bake again.

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  26. That looks so so good! I LOVE mushrooms. I recently made this portobello mushroom tower and it was so yummy!

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  27. You are so funny. It seems like a lot of people are going through a bit of food doldrums lately. But your doldrums are better than most people's periods of inspiration. So no worries! Usually I find that taking a trip inspires me to no end.

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  28. my daughter loves mushrooms. she also loves pasta a lot too. I definitely want to try your recipe! :)

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