Showing posts with label Pastas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pastas. Show all posts

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Pasta with peas and carrots

This pasta dish is so easy and versatile because you can use any meat and pasta you have on hand.A very good choice for Your Sunday brunch.

  1. 2 cups (500 ml) of Pasta of your choice, not pre-cooked  (I use macaroni and shells)
  2. 2 medium onion,finely chopped
  3. 1 big bulb of garlic (10-12 cloves)
  4. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  5. 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth 
  6. 1 cup heavy cream
  7. 3/4 cup water
  8. 2 cups shelled fresh peas (2 to 2 1/2 pounds in pods)
  9. 2 tbsp chopped carrots
  10. salt to taste
  11. 1 tspblack pepper
  12. 1tsp dried oregano
  13. 1/2 tsp dried basil
  14. 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh lemon zest
  15. 1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan plus additional for serving

  • Cook onion and garlic in butter in a heavy skillet over moderately low heat, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add broth, cream, and water and simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir shelled peas and carrots into sauce and simmer 3 minutes.Add salt, oregano,basil and pepper and simmer until peas are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Cook pasta in a 6- to 8-quart pot of boiling salted water. Drain pasta, then add to sauce, tossing to combine. Sprinkle some pepper, oregano and Parmesan on top and toss again.
  • Serve with freshly grated Parmesan

cooks' note:
  1. You can substitute 1 (10-oz) package frozen peas (not thawed) for shelled fresh peas. 
  2. 1/2 cup  chicken boneless, skinless, cubed OR Pork(boneless, cubed OR sausages or any meat you have on hand.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Golden Chicken fingers with Spicy Spirali

Recipe by Preethi baliga

I have prepared this recipe specially for " The Del Monte Blogger Recipe Carnival.Del monte has got wide range of Packaged Fruits,Fruit Drinks,Ketchup & Sauces,oilve oil,black and red oiives and wide variety of pastas.In this recipe i have used Del Monte Gourmet Spirali Pasta , Del Monte Extra Virgin Olive Oil and two types of sauces Del Monte Tomato Chilli Sauce and Del Monte Zingo.My kids just loved this dish .I will sure going  to try some more exciting recipes using more Del Monte products
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
  • 300 grams Del Monte Gourmet Spirali Pasta
  • 1 tbsp + 1tbsp Del Monte Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2tsp Del Monte Tomato Chilli Sauce
  • 2tsp Del Monte Zingo
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup chopped red and yellow bell pepper
  • 1tsp Garlic chopped
  • 1tsp Crushed black pepper
  • 250 grams Chicken breast( cut into long pieces)
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets
  • 2tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1tbsp Corn flour
  • 2tsp Ginger - Garlic paste
  • 1 Egg
Cooking Directions
  1. Method of making chicken fingers:
  2. Cut chicken breast into long thin pieces.
  3. Now marinate the chicken with ginger garlic paste, Worcestershire sauce,salt to taste and mix it well.Keep this for 10 minutes.
  4. Now beat one egg and mix into the marinated chicken mixture.
  5. Now roll each chicken pieces in cornflour and arrange on a plate.
  6. Heat a tbsp of Del Monte Extra Virgin Olive Oil and shallow fry all the chicken fingers till golden brown on all the sides.
  7. Method of making pasta;
  8. Cook the Del Monte Gourmet Spirali Pasta in 3 litres of salted boiling water for 9-11 minutes, stirring occasionally & drain well.
  9. Take a wok/pan .heat 2tsp of Del Monte Extra Virgin Olive Oil .In that add chopped garlic and saute for a couple of seconds.
  10. Now add Del Monte Tomato Chilli Sauce and Del Monte Zingo sauce and mix it well.
  11. Toss the cooked spirali into the spicy sauce and our pasta is done.
  12. Now take one more pan add the remaining Del Monte Extra Virgin Olive Oil and add finely chopped onion,red and yellow bell pepper and broccoli florets and saute for 3-4 mins on high flame.
  13. Mix chicken fingers and sprinkle crushed pepper and stir it well ,Now chicken fingers are ready to serve with spicy spirali
  14. Serve spirali in individual pasta plates and arrange the golden chicken fingers on top .You can garnish it with some grated parmesan cheese and some fresh parsley
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