Heat good olive oil. Add stuff you like. Season. Cheese.
Any white wine which isn't too sweet; shellfish, me likey -- especially vongole or freshly grilled prawns; olives of any sort; capers; garlic, of course -- fresh sliced or chopped, or granulated; garlic chives; roast garlic; shallots; scallions; onions; crushed red peppers; chopped or coined fresh chilies; oregano; basil; fines herbes; Old Bay; a favorite barbecue "dry rub;" any other seasoning combination you like; any dry cheese alone or in combination... cotija is good; the world's your oyster; you get the idea.
Instead of olive oil, butter or beurre noisette.
Original Alfredo -- which is just butter, cheese, seasoning.
Ricotta, requeson, cottage cheese, farmer's cheese, etc., with chives and herbs.
Fish sauce, with a touch of sambal or sriracha.
Sesame oil, rice vinegar, a touch of soy.
You're such a good improvisational cook Koukouvagia, I don't think I'm telling you anything as much as reminding.
Edited by boar_d_laze - 8/8/11 at 8:40am