Holiday Myzithra Pasta!
Posted on December 13, 2012
With all the hustle and bustle going on during the holiday season, it is pretty hard for most to plan a full on meal. Here is a super SUPER simple, quick, light and VERY delicious pasta dish that only requires three ingredients- Myzithra cheese (also spelled Mizithra), butter and spaghetti noodles.
For those of you who don’t know what Myzithra is, it is a hard goat cheese that has a very subtle yet naturally salty taste. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizithra For those of you who are familiar with it…you have probably seen it on the menu at the Old Spaghetti Factory :0)
What you need:
- 3/4 cup butter, browned
- 1/2lb Myzithra cheese, fresh and finely grated
- 1 pack of spaghetti noodles
First prepare your noodles.
While they are cooking, start browning your butter on medium heat in a small saucepan. Stir occasionally and as the butter starts getting hot, it will foam. Keep stirring and pretty soon you will notice the foam disappearing while a brown grainy color appears. I personally like my butter a bit more on the burnt side so I wait until it is darker brown…will smell sweet and nutty!
Drain your noodles and in a large bowl, coat the boodles with the butter and toss with the cheese!
Start to finish…about 12-15 minutes.