Saturday, 25 May 2013

Pasta with creamy garlic butter sauce

Pasta is yet another staple in our home. We get to enjoy them in one form or another every week. It is easy to please the whole family with pasta dishes and it is quick to make. When we get tired of tomato based sauces, and I when I have ran out of cheese to make cheese sauce, I try to add variety by making this sauce with pasta. The roasted garlic add excellent flavour to the dish that you will not miss the cheese :) This simple dish mainly uses what you might already have at home (like milk, butter & flour) and so is perfect for a day when you need something quick without having to run to the grocers.

 You will need:
1/4 cup butter
4 tbsp plain flour
4 cloves of garlic-crushed well
300 ml cold whole milk/single cream
250 grams dried pasta
salt to taste
ground white pepper powder to taste
1 tsp dried oregano for seasoning

Cook pasta according to instructions in the packet. In a sauce pan, melt butter over med-low heat. Add garlic and cook until it changes colour lightly. Do not let it turn brown/burn as it will turn bitter. Add flour and keep mixing to avoid burning and cooking until raw smell disappears (1-2 mins). Add milk/cream, oregano, salt and pepper and mix well with a wire whisk to make sure there are no lumps. Keep stirring until well mixed and reduced to sauce like consistency.

Mix well with pasta and serve warm with salad and garlic bread. Enjoy!

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