Thursday, February 20, 2014

Went shopping.

I did a little shopping yesterday at a fly museum sort of. I was looking for a special material and was delighted to find it here. I also picked up a fine Jungle Cock cape that had lots of small nails for which I'll use on the small streamers I tie. And while sifting through the many bins I spotted a nice small streamer cape. The hackle is just the right size for the flies I plan on tying with it. The feathers are near perfect.

The highlight of my shopping was the Mustad 9671 hooks, made in Norway. These are the hook used to tie the Ausable Bomber, and Wulff.

I also stopped at the groceria and picked up a few items for my favorite pasta dish. Spaghetti "Aglio E Olio"....spaghetti and garlic oil. As you can see the ingredient list is simple, as is the preparation. The hardest thing is slicing the garlic, you want it very thin. In the movie "Goodfellas" Paul sliced the garlic using a razor blade. I did pretty well with a sharp knife.


In a skillet put your olive oil in and then add the garlic and crushed red pepper. Saute the garlic, watch carefully making sure the garlic doesn't burn. Cook spaghetti in well salted water till almost cooked. Put a couple spoons of pasta water in skillet with oil and garlic. Strain pasta and add it to oil and garlic. Toss it around and let it set for a few minutes. Add some more red pepper and grated cheese and enjoy.


Spaghetti Aglio E Olio. Simply elegant.



23 comments:

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    1. TexWisGirl,
      Thanks.
      One of the rewards of SSR

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  2. That looks really good. I'll be borrowing that recipe too.

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    1. Peter Carlson,
      Thanks.
      Fix it up, you''ll love it.

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  3. Will you adopt me Alan. I'll keep my room clean.

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    1. Howard Levett,
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      For sure Howard.

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  4. Brk Trt,
    I love simple pasta dishes like that one your sharing with us today. I actually made a similar one to yours last week. It was a veggie & pasta scampi made with rigatoni.
    I to love picking thru odds & ends type fly bins at area local shops. Its like a treasure hunt without knowing what you'll end up finding.............Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      That sounds wonderful. Love tag/ garage sales also.

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  5. Here I sit eating roasted garlic and sea salt potato chips and I see that wonderful pasta dish. I'm so ashamed.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      The chips you are now enjoying are very addictive.

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  6. I'm stealing that recipe as well! Looks much better than the last pasta dish I made at home.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      Quick and easy. A great meal for one of those famous outings of yours.

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  7. Alan
    I have a feeling you are as good at cooking as you are at fly fishing. I am looking forward to see the new patterns you will create with new items you bought. thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      I try to do my best at both. I'm going to tie a few this afternoon and will post them soon.

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  8. Great looking pasta there, Alan. Makes my stomach growl for more. Had a very good outing with wild browns on a spring creek today. It's been a while!

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    1. Walt Franklin,
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      Your killing me Walt. Was the stream in NY, or PA?

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  9. Looks like you scored some old 9671's, you should be all set to tie all things Better's !

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    1. Mark,
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      I love those old Mustads. It's like tying was years ago.

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  10. Alan...

    yummy.....and extra garlic for me please....lol

    I didn't think that sketti could look as beautiful as your brookie pics....awesome clarity with that new camera ...

    Dave



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    1. flyfisher1000,
      Thanks.
      Some times I go a little overboard with the garlic, buts that OK.
      That camera is wonderful.

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  11. Looks like a fantastic day all around. Living simply and well!

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    1. Hibernation
      Thanks.
      For sure my friend.

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  12. This blog post contains very useful information. I am very glad that I found this blog. Keep on sharing such useful information in future.

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