Anything in the Fridge Pasta

Chef Keoni Chang shares this simple yet flavorful pasta created with stuff you might have already in your fridge!



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Recipe CategoriesPasta


12Ouncespaghetti or linguini
 eachcoarse salt and ground pepper
3Tablespoonolive oil
2Clovegarlic, sliced
2Tablespoonfresh herbs like parsley, basil, rosemary, coarsely chopped
1⁄4Teaspoonred-pepper flakes
1eachwedge of parmesan
1⁄4Cuppeas (optional)
3eachanchovy (optional)


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente (approximately 8 minutes); reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Drain the pasta and reserve.
  2. In same pot, heat oil over medium. Add garlic, herbs, and red-pepper flakes. Cook, stirring, until garlic is golden, 1 to 3 minutes. Add in your fun items (diced tomato, peas, anchovies, etc.)
  3. Remove from heat; return pasta to pot. Zest the lemon skin into the pasta and then cut the lemon in half and squeeze in the juice. Adjust consistency with the reserved pasta water.
  4. Finish with salt, pepper, and freshly grated parmesan.


Experiment with fun things from the fridge: prosciutto, ham, anchovy, peas, fresh diced tomato, or what ever suits your fancy!


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