Thug Kitchen

 September 20, 2014
Posted by jenn
I love creative and funny people, especially someone who can cook. Have you ever heard of “Thug Kitchen”? Thug Kitchen bring the sassy back to the kitchen. WARNING!!! This is not for kids!! At times the language can be crass, however the food is great.
My recent favorite recipe is for Late Summer Tomato Nectarine Pasta.
Summer is winding down but there’s still some sweet produce left out there. Go grab some goddamn nectarines and make this pasta while you still can, before all-pumpkin-everything season starts.<br /><br />
Serves 4<br /><br />
1 pound pasta*<br /><br />
¼ cup pasta water**</p><br />
<p>1 pound cherry tomatoes, sliced in half, about 3 cups<br /><br />
1 tablespoon olive oil<br /><br />
2 medium nectarines, chopped into bite-sized<br /><br />
pieces, skin on, about 1 ½ cups<br /><br />
2 cloves of garlic<br /><br />
1/8 teaspoon salt<br /><br />
1 tablespoon lemon juice<br /><br />
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar<br /><br />
½ cup basil sliced into thin strips <br /><br />
Cook the pasta according to the package directions or your instincts, whateverthefuck you normally do. Measure out your pasta water like we tell you below and set that shit aside. <br /><br />
While your pasta is cooking, grab a large skillet or wok and warm it up over a medium heat. Add the oil. Throw in the cherry tomatoes and cook those little fuckers until they start to shrivel up a bit, about 4-5 minutes. Add the nectarines, garlic, and salt and cook for another minute more just to warm up the nectarines. Yeah, garlic and nectarines. Calm the fuck down and just trust the method. Now turn off the heat. Add the lemon juice and balsamic vinegar, then toss in the pasta. Start mixing that shit up as you add in the pasta water.<br /><br />
Fold in the basil and taste. Add more lemon juice, vinegar, basil, or salt. You know what you want to get the flavors right by you. Serve right away with some extra basil on top so it looks legit as fuck.<br /><br />
If you end up with leftovers, you can also enjoy this motherfucker cold. It’s damn delicious and involves no effort.<br /><br />
* Spaghetti or angel hair is best. Whole wheat is great if you roll like that.</p><br />
<p>** No, this isn’t some weird, fancy shit you buy at the store. Right before your pasta is done cooking, take a metal measuring cup and scoop up some of that water right in the pot and set it aside. All the starch in the water is great for filling out a light sauce so you don’t have to add a shitload of oil. You’re fucking welcome for that trick.
As you can tell by my waning and picture this may not be the most family friends cooking blog.
Another thing I love about Thug Kitchen is that the recipes are health conscious for the most part and they offer more than just food, they have great drink recipes.
 Tell your problems to wait until normal business hours for bullshit because YOU NEED A FUCKING DAY OFF.  But don’t ruin a good time by using tonic that has fucking corn syrup. That sweet syrupy shit will ruin the taste and your waist.  </p><br />
<p>6 ounces tonic water (check the label - don’t buy any of that corn syrup bullshit)</p><br />
<p>3 ounces gin</p><br />
<p>1 tablespoon fresh or frozen blueberries</p><br />
<p>2 basil leaves</p><br />
<p>juice of ¼ of a lime</p><br />
<p>-or- </p><br />
<p>6 ounces tonic water</p><br />
<p>3 ounces gin</p><br />
<p>4 slices of cucumber</p><br />
<p>1 inch of fresh rosemary</p><br />
<p>juice of ¼ of a lime</p><br />
<p>Throw the blueberries and basil (or cucumber and rosemary) in the bottom of a glass with the lime juice. Mash that shit around with the handle of a wooden spoon or some other blunt object. No need to go Incredible Hulk on this shit, just lightly grind them around a couple of times to release some fucking flavor. Add the gin and tonic and stir. Drop some ice cubes in that bitch and kick your fucking feet up.</p><br />
<p>Makes 1 dope ass drink
What are you waiting for? Get in your kitchen and become the thug you are. Thug Kitchen