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Friday, July 8, 2011

Drunken Spaghetti ~ Cooking With High Heeled Life

When the aprons come out, it can only mean one thing...
Rehab Girl and HHL are cooking for their session together.
Today we I decided to try another great recipe from 
David Rocco's - Dolce Vita cook book...

Drunken Spaghetti


1 lb (500g) spaghetti
4 to 5 cups (1 to 1.25 L) red wine
4 tbsp (60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 anchovies, finely chopped
Chili pepper flakes
1 small bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup (50ml) freshly grated pecorino cheese

Rehab Girl is a great help she takes care of the things I can't easily
do such as chopping things. The garlic was already finely chopped;
you can find it in most grocery stores in the prepared salads area.

While chopping , bring water to boil and cook pasta for 2 minutes.
Drain well. In a large pot, put your wine on to boil.
While wine gets ready to boil ..

Heat up the olive oil in a frying pan. Add garlic,anchovies, and
chili pepper flakes,cook on medium until anchovies melt into the oil
and  the garlic is brown. Set aside.

By this time your wine should be coming to a boil.
Add your spaghetti to boiling wine.  
Give it a good stir and finish cooking pasta until al dente,
 about 6-7 minutes.

Sorry ... no photos of the boiling wine... Rehab Girl was
very upset about the wine being boiled ...
When the pasta is ready, the wine will have infused the spaghetti,
giving it a gorgeous ruby color. Drain spaghetti from the wine, toss in
 frying pan with garlic-anchovy sauce and finish cooking for 30 seconds.
Remove from heat and sprinkle with parsley and some grated pecorino...

We paired the Drunken Spaghetti with a nice green salad and
olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing. And there was enough
wine left in the bottle, for us to enjoy a glass of Chianti each ..

Bon Apetite!!

Note: We were excited about making Bare Foot Contessa lemon bars.
Unfortunately the lemon sauce did not turn out and was liquidy.
Has anyone used BFC lemon bar mix?



  1. Yummy! Looks really good! :)

  2. Oooooo . . . that looks sooo yum! (Must stop reading food posts at night time. Must stop reading food posts at night time.) Great recipe!

  3. I love the new look of your blog! The pasta sounds so good. Maybe I'll have to put it on the schedule this weekend. I hope you are doing well. I've missed you missy!

  4. This does look delicious ! I am sure the Husband will be interested ..besitos to you , G and D !

  5. Hi there

    I am new to your blog and that spagatti is making me hungry this early morning

    I have never used the box lemon bar mix but I am sure Bare foot Contessa'a would be much better

    i just love watching her cook


  6. Looks great! I have not had Drunken Pasta in a while. I think I will add it to next week's menu.

    I hope you have an absolutely fantastic weekend!


  7. Interesting! Never seen a recipe like this! I can't drink (meds) otherwise this would be on my menu to try! I guess I'll just have to enjoy pictures instead =D

    Would love it if you could link up and "old" recipe on my flash-back-friday linky! http://cookinformycaptain.blogspot.com/2011/07/flash-back-friday-7-pineapple-turkey.html

    Happy Friday!

  8. sounds fabulous...although i do agree that it's hard to watch wine being boiled away ;)! thank you for linking up with the recipe swap!

  9. Sounds really yummy.... can I take out the anchovies? I think it's the only thing not vegetarian.....

    Tons of love angel!! And hope you'll have a fantastic weekend!!!


  10. This looks deliziosa!!!!

  11. Looks like it was not only delicious - but also a whole lot of fun! Have a wonderful weekend :)

  12. This is a neat way to do pasta. And Garofalo is my very favorite.

    How good is David Rocco's cookbook?!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Yum!! I love absolutely anything that is "drunken" with a little wine ;) Wishing you a most beautiful weekend! xoxo, B

  14. Lovely recipe. I've never come across the book you mention (I will look it up). My favorite pasta recipes come from my Antonio Carluccio books. Do check them out also if you like all things Italian ;-)


    Oh how I love these types of dishes! I made some chicken stew with white wine once (I make it often, actually) BUT THIS TIME I PUT IN TOO MUCH WINE...WOOOOOO! Was that good, but I was sweating the whole time eating it! THis looks fabulous. Oh dearest, YOU CAME TO MY HOME! And you saw my copper pots! OH those are fabulous to cook up some awesome dishes. Have a wonderful weekend and CELEBRATE!!! BISOUS MON AMIE, Anita

  16. Dearest Celia,

    What a yummy version of spaghetti! Never heard of this recipe.
    Great photos and the end result is like that of a classy restaurant.

    Have a lovely weekend and lots of love,


  17. Interesting use of the wine ... I just drink it :)

  18. Interesting recipe, can't wait to try.

    I am a new follower. I have a few recipes on my site under the "Kitchen Bananas" tab.




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