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Winexpert Burlington Recipes:  Drunken Wine Pasta

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It's so beautiful! And it's made with WINE! What a great combination! Our Winexpert Burlington recipe is as simple as... well... pasta! Even the little ones can eat this dish because the alcohol content in the wine is cooked off, so go ahead, indulge! 
  • 1 Tbsp. olive or grapeseed oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped coarsely
  •  1/2 tsp. hot chili pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1-1/2 Cups red wine (Chianti or Zinfandel are best, but feel free to use any of your leftover wine)
  • 1 large package of spaghetti or fettucini
  • a pinch or two of salt
  • 1/2 Cup of grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
In a large pan on medium-low, add your oil, then garlic and onions and cook for about 3 minutes until onions are translucent. 
Then add your chili peppers if using, and combine well. 
Add the red wine and increase the heat to medium.
In the meantime, cook your pasta as usual (in oiled and salted boiling water) but ONLY for about 3 minutes. Then drain and add to the pan with the sauce, until the wine sauce is absorbed by the pasta (about 2-4 more minutes). Check pasta for doneness and then add salt. 
Finally, remove from heat and serve, adding the cheese on top and decorating with a sprig of parsley or event mint leaves. 

DID YOU KNOW...  The biggest consumers of wine are the Chinese? That's right, in 2013 they drank over 155 million cases of wine... Cheers to you!

Winexpert Burlington is located just off Fairview Street, next door to Holland Park Garden Centre... Click HERE for map!

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