How to Make Pasta Alà First, Last and Security

Moving can leave your bank account running on empty; here's how to make a dish to impress with whatever you can find in your fridge (that you didn't forget at your old spot...!)

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How to Make Pasta Alà First, Last and Security Recipe
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Ingredients--

Ingredients--

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Smash garlic so the skin peels off easily

Smash garlic so the skin peels off easily

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I chop one finely, break one up, and leave one whole, smashed clove

I chop one finely, break one up, and leave one whole, smashed clove

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Preheat oil in pan on medium heat

Preheat oil in pan on medium heat

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Lightly brown garlic in oil

Lightly brown garlic in oil

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Slice salami in rings (and notice that your husband must have eaten most of it in the middle of the night)

Slice salami in rings (and notice that your husband must have eaten most of it in the middle of the night)

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Then cube; I cut mine fairly small as there was not much

Then cube; I cut mine fairly small as there was not much

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Toss in salami to brown slightly (you don't want to cook it - I might do this after cooking down the red pepper a bit)

Toss in salami to brown slightly (you don't want to cook it - I might do this after cooking down the red pepper a bit)

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Remember you're using fresh bell pepper and slice madly as you wonder why you didn't roast them first or cook then before the salami

Remember you're using fresh bell pepper and slice madly as you wonder why you didn't roast them first or cook then before the salami

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After removing interior/seeds, slice into strips then in half (go as small as you'd like)

After removing interior/seeds, slice into strips then in half (go as small as you'd like)

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Toss in pan - do this before the salami and cook down with some white wine at high heat if you happen to have any in your pantry (you want them to wilt)

Toss in pan - do this before the salami and cook down with some white wine at high heat if you happen to have any in your pantry (you want them to wilt)

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Discover roasted red peppers and wonder why you didn't save yourself the trouble

Discover roasted red peppers and wonder why you didn't save yourself the trouble

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Slice olives into rings

Slice olives into rings

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Add olives to mix

Add olives to mix

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Slice tomatoes

Slice tomatoes

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Then dice

Then dice

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Add tomatoes to pan and let them cook down (again, with white wine if you have)

Add tomatoes to pan and let them cook down (again, with white wine if you have)

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Open Parmesan to discover that your husband also got into this in the middle of the night!

Open Parmesan to discover that your husband also got into this in the middle of the night!

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Add the crushed red pepper that you had left out for your husband's sake even though -you- love spicy!

Add the crushed red pepper that you had left out for your husband's sake even though -you- love spicy!

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Add a bit of tomato paste just to make te sauce more "saucy"

Add a bit of tomato paste just to make te sauce more "saucy"

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Add a bit of water from the boiling pasta (it contains starch which will both make your sauce more wet and thick) and cook down

Add a bit of water from the boiling pasta (it contains starch which will both make your sauce more wet and thick) and cook down

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When water boils, add pasta and cook until al dente

When water boils, add pasta and cook until al dente

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Drain pasta in the designer colander you purchased today because it shouldn't only be your husband who's allowed to spend too much money on inane objects

Drain pasta in the designer colander you purchased today because it shouldn't only be your husband who's allowed to spend too much money on inane objects

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Add drained pasta to sauce on low heat and toss (add olive oil as necessary) until everything is well incorporated

Add drained pasta to sauce on low heat and toss (add olive oil as necessary) until everything is well incorporated

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Buon appetito!

Buon appetito!

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Leftovers so your hardworking husband has something to eat when he gets home ;-*

Leftovers so your hardworking husband has something to eat when he gets home ;-*

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