Spaghetti With Fresh Basil & Oregano In A Garlic White Wine Reduction

Ingredients

2 servings Barilla Plus spaghetti, measured with a spaghetti measure
4 medium-sized garlic cloves (or 2 very large ones), roughly chopped
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup white wine
salt & pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon butter (or just a very small sliver!)
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
12 fresh basil leaves, roughly torn
2 teaspoons fresh oregano leaves (discard stems)
freshly shredded Asiago cheese

Preparation

1
Boil spaghetti for 10 minutes, adding a small drop of olive oil & a pinch of salt to the sauce pot while it cooks.
2
Drain & set aside. In a separate sauté pan, cook garlic in olive oil until tender on medium heat.
3
When garlic is just starting to brown ever so slightly, deglaze with white wine & reduce until there is only a thin layer of liquid.
4
Stir in the spaghetti.
5
Season with salt & pepper, & add the tiny sliver of butter to give the dish achieve a richer flavor but without all the fat calories.
6
Mix well & cook for about a minute more.
7
Remove from heat.
8
Dress spaghetti with lemon juice & sprinkle with oregano, while ingredients are still in the pan.
9
Mix thoroughly.
10
Top with shredded Asiago & fresh basil leaves, & serve.

 



About

This recipe is oh-so-simple to make but what a real crowd-pleaser it is. And surprise, surprise, it's actually healthy for you too. :) What makes it so healthy is a reduced amount of olive oil, fresh spices, & the use of an Omega-3-rich pasta, Barilla Plus, which is a tasty multigrain pasta containing 17 grams of protein, 3.5 grams of fat, 260 mg Omega-3's, & 7 grams of fiber per serving.

Yield:

2.0 servings.

Added:

February 23, 2010

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