Monday, March 16, 2009

Penne with Sun Dried Tomato & Asiago Cheese

I roasted a beef eye of round tonight on the Big Green Egg but it was not for dinner. After cooking it I wrapped it and put it in the fridge to slice up for cajun roast beef lunch meat for this week. (Excuse the picture, I was playing with a new lens for my camera.)So while that was cooking, I looked around the kitchen to make something for Alexis and I to eat for a light dinner. I had some penne pasta, some sun-dried tomatoes, and asiago cheese...
So what I made was something like this, I didn't measure anything.

1 cup dried penne pasta
2-3 T sun dried tomatoes, diced
2 T oil from the sun dried tomatoes
1/4 c shredded asiago cheese (by volume AFTER shredding, not 4 ounces of asiago then shredded)
1 T of dried basil (fresh basil will be much better in spring)
1/2 t red pepper flakes
1/2 t kosher salt

I simply cooked the pasta to directions and drained. I mixed the remaining ingredients together and tossed with the pasta. I shredded a bit of more asiago on top.

It was perfect for what we needed tonight. Flavorful, filling, and did I mention it was easy? I thought that the red pepper flakes gave it just a hint of kick here and there.

6 comments:

  1. you sold me on this one...anything with sundried tomatoes and basil is good!

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  2. :) Wow I might not eat any of this but I have no doubt if you made it then everyone else would love it.

    K, I wonder, how on earth did we become friends when we would NEVER agree on food? Oh yes, I remember. Cause you ate your burger plain and dry like me one time. AwwwW! : )

    Brandi ; ) ; )

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  3. You're killin' me with that pasta! I think you need someone to move into your garage and be available at a moment's notice to taste test everything that comes out of your kitchen. I'm applying for that job.

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  4. The beef looks delicious but the pasta is calling my name. It looks so tasty.

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  5. Wow. someone's been practicing. I must admit, I like your new blogs better than the old. Very cool. and you, my friend, are taking some amazing pics lately. Maybe I need to take a course so I can catch up. Puttin' you on my followed list, my brutha.

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  6. *Asking myself HOW did I NOT know about this blog BEFORE?*
    YUM!

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