Category Archives: Pasta

Pine Seeds & Basil Lemon Spaghetti

I cooked this dish just because I have a small pack of pine seeds, lemon and also a small box  basil. 🙂

Toast pine seeds in a pan. Keep low heat. Oil will come out from pine seeds. Toast till they become brownish and the flavor comes out.

  1. Cook spaghetti and drain them.
  2. Heat a pan. Add in all the cooked spaghetti and also add in 1 tablespoon stock.
  3. Squeeze in a little lemon juice. Add in chopped basil, lemon zest and toasted pine seeds. Stir evenly.
  4. Sprinkle in cheese. Blend well.
  5. Season with salt and black pepper.

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Very fresh due to lemon zest.

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Prawn & Tomato Pasta

I really like this pasta. It’s creamy, easy and only needs one pot.

  1. Heat a little oil in the pan. Fry prawns or shrimps (remove head and shell first) till cooked. Put them in a plate and set aside for later use.
  2. Use the same pan. Saute 1 or 2 chopped garlic. Add in cherries tomatoes (cut into halves). Stir fry for maybe 2 mins.
  3. Pour in 2 cups water or stock or half stock and half water. Bring to boil.
  4. Pasta in. Cook according to the instruction. Mine needs 10 mins. Stir occasionally.
  5. Sprinkle in chopped parsley and cheese. Blend evenly.
  6. Add prawns in. Mix well.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.

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Yum!

Black Pepper Chicken Breast Spaghetti

1. Cook spaghetti following the instruction. Drain them and set aside for later use.

2. Cut chicken breast into shreds. So are the onions and green chili.

3. Heat a little oil in the pan. Add the chicken breast in. Stir fry till the color turns while.

4. Onions and brown mushroom in. Sauté till aromatic.

5. Add in 1/2 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp sweet cooking wine. And green chili. Stir fry for another min or 2.

6. Add in Spaghetti. Toss to mix well.

7. Seasons with salt and black pepper.

I also add in some oven roasted tomatoes.

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Pumpkin & Sausage Linguine

Yes, I know! The color of this dish looks so weird. :p

1. Cook linguine. Drain and cool down. Set aside for later use.

2. Boil pumpkin in water till cooked.

3. Mash pumpkin in a bowl. If you want it to be very smooth, you can use a blender.

4. Heat a little oil in the pan. Fry sausage slices till a little brownish.

5. Add in chopped garlic. Stir fry till aromatic.

6. Add in mashed pumpkin and 1/4 cup water or stock. Simmer for a little while. If you want it to taste more creamy, you can also add 1-2 tablespoon cream or cheese.

7. When soup reduces, add in cooked linguine.

8. Sprinkle mixed herbs. Mix well.

9. Season with salt and black pepper.

Chicken Chop with Mushroom Sauced Linguine Recipe

This is a simple combination with meat, vegetate and noodles. Perfect for a rush meal.

For the chicken chop, I used boneless chicken leg.

  1. Sprinkle salt and lack pepper over bother sides of boneless chicken leg.
  2. Heat a pan. When the pan is hot, put the chicken in with skin side down to sear the chicken. Since chicken leg contains fat, I didn’t use an extra oil. Frying needs a bit more patience. Fry both sides till golden brown. Skin will become crispy. Set fried chicken aside.

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  1. Use the same pan to fry mushroom in chicken oil. Also add in a little chopped garlic and fry for 2-3 mins. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter. When butter melted, add in 1/4 cup heavy cream. Stir with low heat. Season with salt and black pepper. If you don’t have heavy cream, you can use flour. When butter melted, dissolve 1 tablespoon flour in 1/4 cup water or stock. Pour it into the pan. Also pour in 1/4 cup milk and you will also get smooth and creamy sauce in this way.
  2. Add cooked linguine into the mushroom sauce and mix well.

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Serve chicken chop with linguine. A very simple but yummy meal.

Garlic Butter Sauced Salmon With Linguine

1. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the salmon on both sides.

2. Heat a pan. Drizzle in olive oil. When pan is hot. Add salmon in with the skin side down. Sear both side till golden brown. About 3-4 mins for each side. Then fry each side for another 1-2 mins.

3. Set fried salmon aside. Heat a pan. Oil in. Sauté chopped 2 cloves of garlic till aromatic.

4. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter. When butter melts, pour in 1/4 cup white wine or water.

5. Add in 1/4 cup heavy cream. Stir well.

6. Season with salt and pepper. Spread the sauce over salmon.

 

7. Heat the sauce again, add in mixed herbs. And add in cooked linguine or pasta. Toss a bit.

One sauce suits for both salmon and linguine.

Shrimp & Broccoli Linguine

I guess this is a very healthy dish. 🙂 Oh, I forgot, I also add some sausage in this dish. Let’s just pretend sausage is not there. 🙂

1. Cut broccoli into small pieces. Blanch in boiling water for 2 mins. Then drain them and set aside.

2. Cook linguine till almost cooked. Let’s say 1-2 mins less than required.

3. Heat a little oil in the pan. Fry shrimps till pinkish. Add in a little chopped garlic. Fry till aromatic.

4. Add in drained broccoli and 2 tablespoon stock. If you want your linguine taste creamy, you can also add in cream or cheese or both at this step. Stir evenly. Sprinkle mixed spices.

5. Add linguine in and simmer for 1-2 mins.

6. Season with salt and black pepper.

Beef & Spinach Pasta

1. Cook pasta. Drain and set aside for later use.

2. Heat a little oil in the pan. Fry beef slices first till no more pinkish.

3. Add in a little chopped garlic. Stir fry till aromatic.

4. Add in 1 1/2 tsp oyster sauce. Pour in 1/4 cup hot water. Simmer a bit to reduce the sauce.

5. Add in spinach. Stir fry for 2 mins. Sprinkle a little white sesame.

6. Add pasta back into pan. Season with salt and black pepper. Mix well.

One Pot Tomato Sausage Linguine

My husband is on a short trip to China. While I am home alone, I try to figure out some dishes that are simple and easy to cook. One-pot dish is always my first choice.

1. Prepare sausage (cut into slices), two tomatoes (peeled and chopped), one small chopped onion, 2 cloves chopped garlic, mixed vegetables, chicken stock (or water).

2. Heat a little oil in a pan. Add in sausage slices. Fry a bit till brownish.

3. Garlic and onion in. Sauté till aromatic.

4. Put all the tomato dice in. If you want it easier, you can also choose to use tomato purée. Sprinkle a little salt. Simmer tomato a bit till juice comes out.

5. Pour in chicken stock. Bring to boil.

6. Add in linguine or pasta you like. Cook for 7 mins.

7. Add in mixed vegetables and cook for another 3 mins.

In the last several mins, you can turn to the high heat to reduce the sauce.

Season with salt and black pepper.

Creamy Mushroom Linguine

1. Heat a pan on stove. Add in 1 tablespoon olive oil.

2. When oil is hot, add in 2 cloves of chopped garlic. Stir fry till aromatic.

3. Add in 1 chopped small shallot. Stir fry till transparent.

4. Put in all the mushroom slices. Stir fry a bit. Turn to low heat, cover the lid. Juice will come out. Simmer for a little while.

5. Pour in 1/2 cup milk. Bring to boil. Zest in cheese. Stir to melt.

6. Season with salt, black pepper and mixed herbs.

7. Dissolve 1 tablespoon flour in a little water. Pour the flour water into pan. Stir to condense sauce.

8. Off the stove. Put in cooked linguine. Blend well.