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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Linguine With Toasted Bread Crumbs & I am good Chatterbox :P

Before explaining why I am chatterbox, let me first start with my bread and butter in the blogger world, the recipe!!!

I love pasta and sometimes I eat pasta without any sauce or spices. Linguine means "little tongues" in Italian. It looks like Fettuccine though, just a tad thin. I saw this dish on chef Mario Batali's show "Molto Mario". This is simple yet delicious Linguine dish, no sauce needed. The best flavor comes from toasted bread crumbs. I used store-bought bread crumbs. One can make them fresh at home as well. This is my favorite pasta dish, since its a refreshing change from pasta dishes with heavy sauces. The important thing is to use little more Olive Oil and serve immediately because bread crumbs absorb all the liquid from the pasta and make them very dry.


  • 1/2 lb Linguine
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 2 cups Bread Crumbs, seasoned
  • 1-1/2 tbsp Cranberries, dry
  • 2 tbsp Almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 tsp Marjoram, dry
  • 1/4 tsp Basil, dry
  • 1/4 tsp Parsley, dry
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Parmesan Cheese

1. Cook linguine as per the instructions on the packet.

2. Heat oil in pan. Sauté chopped garlic for 1 minute.

3. Add parsley, red pepper flakes, and bread crumbs.

4. Toast bread crumbs on medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes or until they are little golden.

5. Add almonds and cooked linguine. Mix well.

6. Take out pasta in serving bowl and add cranberries.

7. Drizzle olive oil over the pasta and sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on top.

8. Serve hot.


I got this good chatter award from dear Cham and Kamala .

Thank you so much gals for this award :)) I love to pass this award to Ranji, Subha, Divya Vikram, Bhags, Vandana Rajesh, Homecooked for being good Chatterjees :)).

First of all, thank you so much Archana for letting me know about this event :))

This is my entry to Monthly One Dish Meal Event hosted by Archana from Archana's Kitchen. She wanted me to participate in this lovely event with this dish. Thank you so much for hosting this great event :))

This is my entry to AWED :Italiano hosted by Dhivya.


vandana rajesh said...

Thanks Madhavi for thinking of me:)

ranji said...

congrats madhavi on being a very good chatterbox :)..linguine looks really the idea that thr is no sauce reqd.Addition of almonds and cranberies takes it to a different level altogether...loved it..
Thank u so much for thinking of me to pass the chatterbox award to...i am really happy abt that:)

bhags said...

linguine looks inviting....congrats for your awars, and thanks for passing it to me....:)

kamala said...

It is tmpting Madhavi..Congrats on ur award

Happy cook said...

Congrats chatterbox :-)

Sangeeth said...

congrats on ur award....:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW.... This is a very simple pasta dish. Looks so great. Would imagine the flavors in it..

Cham said...

Congrats Chattee ! I love the pile of ur pasta :)

Shubha Ravikoti said...

Madhaviiiii I am coming to u place... tell me when can I invite myself??
That linguine looks awesome... I am too tied up with stupid things that r taking up most of my time....hmmm... so this chatterbox is quite from some time... not much chatting happeneing...

COngrats on ur chatterbox award.... :) and thanx for passing it on to me as they say... " akhir ek chatterbox hi doosre chatterbox ko samajh sakta hai" hehehhee just kidding....
Hope u r doing fine now..:)

Hetal said...

Lovely recipe,looks very tempting

Divya Vikram said...

Hey congrats for the award..And thanks for passing it to me..And am really amazed seeing ur wonderful recipes..

Anonymous said...

Thanks Madhavi for the award....will put it up soon.

Suma Rajesh said...

congrates on ur chatterbox award.....linguine looks tempting and nice texture....

Uma said...

Linguine is just too yummy, Madhavi! Wonderful presentation as usual. Congrats on the award.

Sagari said...

yummy pasta madhvi,and congrats on award

Kalai said...

Beautiful pasta, Madhavi!! Congrats on the award, dear! :)

Madhuram said...

Very simple dish Madhavi, yet looks very flavorful too. Congrats on the award.

delhibelle said...

Looks really good and I love the idea of adding bread crumbs to pasta, must hv added a nice texture to the dish.

Seema said...

Congrats on the Chatterbox award!! That was a nice way to put it:-)
The Linguine looks great!

Andhra Flavors said...

Congrates on the award.
and yummy pasta!

Madhavi said...

Thanxx Vandana :)

Thanxx Ranji :)

Thanxx Bhags :)

Thanxx Kamala :)

Thanxx Happy Cook :)

Thanxx Sangeeth :)

Thanxx Sukanya :)

Madhavi said...

Thanxx Cham :)

Thanxx Shubha, are kabhi bhi aajavo. aur ha ek chatterbox hi chatterbox ko samaj sakta hai :)

Thanxx Hetal :)

Thanxx Divya :)

Thanxx Homecookes :)

Thanxx Suma Rajesh :)

Thanxx Uma :)

Thanxx Sagari :)

Thanxx Kalai :)

Thanxx Madhuram :)

Thanxx Delhibelle :)

Thanxx Seema :)

Thanxx Andhra Flavors :)

Asha said...

Chatterjees! HeHe! Goodone. Enjoy the award!:)
Love Linguine too, looks crunchy and yummy!:)

Sireesha said...

hi madhavi, Visiting ur blog first time. U have a nice and lovely blog.linguine looks mouthwatering..Congrats on ur award

Meera said...

Hey, that linguine looks awesome.

Namratha said...

Looks good Madhavi, as always very well plated :)

Good going chatterbox :-D

Archana said...

O LA LA. is what i can say, it looks absolutely apetizing. I will sure;y try this one. Incidentally I am hosting a ONE DISH MEAL event and I would love for you to send in a recipe. the details for the event can be found at

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Super tempting linguine.. love the bread crumbs and cranberries combo..
Event: Healing Foods - Banana

Kadhyaa... said...

thats a very nice idea looks great

Preety said...

lovely recipe