Cheddar Ciabatta Roll Garlic Bread

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When it comes to garlic bread I wish I can step back into time.I remember my mother’s neighbor she made the best garlic bread oh boy it was good.The best part was the cheese I love the way it tasted.I would eat this with a bowl of Spaghetti-O’s every child’s dream to never to wake up from.I wanted to make a version of that garlic bread from the past and put a little twist to it.Her garlic bread was made with french bread and yellow american cheese. I used Ciabatta Rolls , Cheddar Cheese and added a little red pepper flakes for a hint of surprise.I’d like to thank her for the inspiration and those we’re the good ole’ times.Just me and my Spaghetti-O’s.

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Ingredients:

2 Ciabatta Roll- Slice in half

Cheddar Cheese

4 garlic cloves-roasted

2-1/2  tbsps salted butter

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp parsley

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

 

Directions:

1.Set oven to 350 degrees

2.With a bread knife slice the Ciabatta rolls in half and toast for 2-4 minutes .Take out of oven and set aside

3. In a small sauce pan melt the butter and now add the oil.

4.Pour butter mixture  in into a bowl and  smashed the garlic until it looks paste.

5.Add in the parsley and red pepper flakes,Now stir until combined.

6.Spoon butter mixture onto bread cover evenly.

7.Top with the cheese and place back into oven  for 1-2 minutes or until cheese has melted.

Serve this with pasta,seafood or a salad.

Now Enjoy!!

 

Zippy Shrimp And Pasta

I hadn’t eat shrimp with pasta in long time.I had some shrimp in my freezer for little bit.So I got inspired to cook shrimp and pasta.This lovely dish is made with shallots,garlic ,shaved parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.I like it because it’s oh so simple to make and takes less than 1 hr.So for all of  you out there that are short on time .Please don’t fret I will be your hero in the kitchen just call on me.

Ingredients:

8-15 medium shrimp

1or 2 handfusl of spaghetti

1 tbsp olive oil- For skillet

1/2 tsp olive oil- For pasta

1 garlic clove-minced

1/2 of shallot-minced

1/4  dried or fresh parsley

1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

1/4 Italian seasoning

Shaved parmesan  cheese- For the top of pasta

Pinch of salt and black pepper

Parsley,Italian Seasoning,Red Pepper Flakes,Salt,Pepper-To season pasta

1.In a large pan heat olive oil on medium-low .

2.Add minced shallots and garlic to skillet.Saute until softened and then set aside.

3.In a medium to large pot cook pasta as directed on box.

4.While pasta is cooking add shrimp to skillet and season with Italian seasoning,parsley,salt and pepper.Cook until shrimp turns pink and remove from heat.

5.Now drain the pasta and into a large bowl and season with the olive oil, herbs,red pepper flakes ,garlic,shallot ,salt and pepper.Now stir thoroughly.Top pasta with the seasoned shrimp and garnish with shaved parmesan.

6.Transfer to a serving dish and eat up!!! 

Serve this with Salad and Garlic Bread or Bread Sticks….