Summer Pasta w/ Garlic Toast

A couple weeks ago, the temperature reached 115F here.  Since then, my A/C has been working day and night so I try to minimize cooking time.

Summer Pasta with Garlic Toast

Summer Pasta


2 cups of Pasta (I used Penne this time)

1 roman tomato (you can use any kind of tomatoes)

1/2 cup of cucumber, thinly sliced

1 Tablespoon frozen corns (No need of thawing)

4 shrimps

1/4 cup of Italian dressing

Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package direction. Rinse Pasta with cold water. *Keep boiling water to cook shurimps.*  Just throw shrimps right into the pasta water.
  2. While the pasta/shrimps are finishing up chopping vegetable.
  3. In a large bowl, combine chopped vegetable, shrimps, frozen corns and cooked cold pasta with Italian dressing.  Add salt and pepper to taste.summerpasta02
  4.  Chill it in the refrigerator.

Garlic Toast


1 slice of Texas Toast
1 Tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic, pasted
Grated Parmesan cheese

  1. Make garlic paste with Oroshigane(Japanese Grater)  *You can use garlic presser or just finely chopped garlic*


       2.  Mix garlic past and butter

3.  Spread the mixture on the bread,  sprinkle chopped parsley & grated parmesan cheese.


4.  Broil until golden brown.

Enjoy Summer Pasta with Garlic Toast!!


My Oroshigane (Japanese Graters)

Can you see many small spikes?

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