I love simple home cooking. The recipe I’m sharing today is just that. It was my dinner last night and we all enjoyed it.
My hubby loves creamy pasta and he’s been pestering me to make it. Normally I’m not a big fan of creamy pasta but that all changed when I had creamy pasta at Grand Hyatt.
We had a buffet lunch with friends and family at Grand Hyatt few years ago for my wedding reception.
The chef had to make an impromptu dish to cater my vegetarian family member. He made this luscious cream pasta that looked very appealing. When she took a first spoonful, she was so delighted. She told me to try it and when I did, it was indeed very heavenly. The creaminess and umami flavour and a little kick from chilli flakes danced in my mouth. It was out of this world.
Since then I’ve tried creamy pasta few other times but it never compared to that dish.
I’ve tried to recreate it myself at home. When I made a creamy mushroom pasta for my vegetarian family member, she absolutely loved it. So I made this again last night for whole family. It was very well received.
Here’s my try to recreate ‘that dish’.
500 grams of thin spaghetti pasta
500 ml of cooking cream
300 grams of chopped mushroom
1/2 cup of chopped leeks
2-3 fresh chillies finely chopped
1 and half finely chopped medium sized onion
Salt and pepper as per taste
2 tablespoon of olive oil
1 bunch of chopped asparagus
Pan Fried Salmon
4 pieces of Salmon
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Put large pot of water to boil for pasta. When water boils, add a teaspoon of salt. Put pasta in the boiling water and cook if for 3-4 minutes until it’s cooked al dente.
In a pan, heat oil. Add onion and leek and sauté it for a minute.
Add mushroom and sauté it for 2 minutes. Then add cream and cook it for another 2-3 minutes. Add asparagus and chillies and salt and pepper. Stir the sauce.
Add pasta drained straight from the pot into the sauce. Add a dash of starchy hot water of the pasta.
Mix well. It can now be served as a vegetarian dish.
You can grate some Parmesan cheese on top.
For pan fried salmon, heat non stick pan and add oil. When oil is hot, put salmon pieces skin side down.
Cook for 2-3 minutes until the skin is crispy. Season salmon with some salt and turn it. Cook for another minute. It’s now ready.
Serve salmon with pasta for one simple but delicious meal.