If you see me, you’ll know why. I’m overweight. har har! I also love cooking but only when I have visitors because I find it too tedious to cook only for myself. I end up eating the same dish over and over for a week. ew.
So anyway, I’m best at concocting pasta dishes not necessarily my original recipes but I can come up with the ingredients when I taste something from restos.
I’d like to share some of the dishes I like doing, for your eating pleasure. 😉
tuna mushroom in olive oil
saute canned tuna (either regular or hot and spicy) in garlic and onions, add mushroom (pieces and stem), corn kernels, sprinkle with basil (mccormick will do, if fresh leaves are not available). optional if you want to put black olives and capers.
if you prefer cream-based sauce. add a can (or one sachet, dissolved in water) of mushroom soup. bring to a boil before serving.
chili-garlic with basil
heat oil, saute garlic, add teaspoon of chili flakes (or less, depending on your tolerance for spice), sprinkle with dry basil. and it’s ready to serve!
aligue (crab fat) and garlic
saute garlic, add aligue paste, plenty of olives and capers
broccoli and sun-dried tomato
prepare dried preserved tomatoes according to package suggestion or use the bottled kind in olive oil as is. blanch your broccoli buds with boiling water.
saute garlic in oil, add the broccoli and sun-dried tomatoes, toss in your pasta. and that’s it!
hungarian sausage with sun-dried tomatoes (or fresh tomatoes, if you prefer)
saute garlic, add sliced sausages, fry lightly. add the tomatoes. note: please use large tomatoes or you can use cherry tomatoes.
melt butter in slightly heated olive oil, lightly brown garlic. add shrimps, drizzle with fresh lemon juice, toss in your pasta and sprinkle with chopped parsley and parmesan cheese and chili flakes.
Oh, if you notice, there are no measurements? Sorry, that’s how I cook. I just look and see and smell and taste. What kind of pasta noodles to use? Whatever you like. Personally, I prefer the short ones – penne, twists, vegeroni shapes. Don’t like spaghetti or angel hair noodles but I’m fine with linguine or fettuccine.
Don’t forget, these pasta dishes are perfect with generous sprinklings of parmesan cheese. And chili flakes if you like spice.
Enjoy cooking! and eating!