Spaghetti with Brown Butter


Every meal of the day is important. Maybe breakfast is the most important one, but lunch is not far behind. Lunch is what gives you energy to finish the second part of the workday and get you through traffic on your way back home and even maybe a workout. That’s why it’s important to balance it according to your level of activity.

As important as this meal is, many times we find ourselves wondering what to have for lunch. I am the first one to accept that thinking about lunch is not a priority and when lunchtime comes around many times I find myself in the kitchen chasing my own tail. Leftovers are always good, but when you don’t have any or don’t want to eat the same thing than the night before, what do you do?

I had this dilemma yesterday right around lunchtime. Fortunately, Peter of Kalofagas saved the day. I was browsing my Google Reader when I came across his Spaghetti with Brown Butter and Feta Cheese. The moment I saw the pictures and read the recipe I knew that was going to be lunch for me, and 30 minutes later I was enjoying that delicious dish you see in the picture above.

My spaghetti didn’t turn out as brown as Peter’s. I think I didn’t burn the butter enough and I used queso doble crema (double cream cheese, my favorite Mexican cheese) instead of feta, but still the spaghetti was delicious. Once again I have to thank the blog-o-sphere and the amazing people behind it for another delicious meal.

Β‘Buen provecho!

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  • Fun post! Reminiscent of the Spaghetti w/brown butter and mizithra cheese, which I have had some success replicating.

  • Simple, beautiful presentation!

  • Ben, looks fab…and queso fresco sounds like a wonderful sub. for cheese. Thanks for the shout-out and I see new Greco-Mexican relations…OLE/OPA!

  • This pasta sounds so simple and yet so good!

  • I agree about inspiration that comes from the blogosphere. LOL @ Peter’s comment about Greco?Mexican relations!

  • Pretty simple and nice spagehetti , thanks !

  • Ben, it looks wonderful and I can’t wait to try some on the weekend. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights. Next week it turns 100 – hope you plan on joining in and sharing another great dish.

  • simple, yet flavorful… πŸ™‚

  • Good weeknight meal. Fast and tasty.

  • You and Peter must be having the same kind of cravings πŸ™‚

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