Friday, September 21, 2007

Pasta Frenzy

I hate HATE HATE preparing complicated meals especially during weekdays. Here are two of my family's favorite weekday dinners. Trust me, if you did not accidentally amputate your fingers while chopping the garlic or carelessly dip your fingers into the boiling pasta, I can assure you that dinner will be served in just a mare 30 minutes or less!

Here goes... L'abeille's cheese-less and healthy dinner for twos...

Lemony Tuna Pasta with Zucchini & Dried Chili

You'll need:
2 handful of alphabet pasta [boiled and drained]
1 can of tuna flakes in Olive oil [drained but save 1 tablespoon of olive oil for frying later]
3 dried chillies [soaked, remove seeds and sliced thinly]
1 clove garlic [roughly chopped]
Lemon juice [to taste]
Sea salt & crushed pepper [to taste]

  1. Heat up the nonstick pan, pour the olive oil into the pan.
  2. Add in the sliced dried chillies and garlic. Saute until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the tuna flakes and mix well with the dried chillies and garlic.
  4. Add in lemon juice, salt and crushed pepper.
  5. Stir in the cooked pasta and mix evenly.
Dinner's Serve!
Easy isn't it?

Here's another one..

Lazy Chunky Chicken Pasta

My "assistant" chief...
A packet of Bolognese sauce mix comes in handy
when I'm too lazy to make my own sauce

A few stalks of fresh rosemary goes perfectly
well with chicken.

Chop the rosemary coarsely and I've also add in
a few bay leaves for the flavor.

Shred 1 small carrot, cubed 2 tomatoes, onions and garlic

About a 150gm of chicken fillet.
Don't mince, just chop coarsely.
Marinate with a little bit of sea salt and crushed pepper

Ok, Ingredients ready in 5 minutes, pasta's cooked, what's next?
Heat up the nonstick pan, add in the onions and garlic
together with the chopped rosemary and bay leaves.

Next, add in the tomatoes, carrots and chicken.
Stir in the sauce mix and 1 1/2 cup of water.
You might want to add in a dash of worchester sauce,
a dash of ketchup for th extra Ummmppp!
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour the chunky gravy over the pasta,
sprinkle some freshly crushed black pepper and serve!
Other serving suggestion:
Serve them with crusty bread, roll them up with tortilla,
spreading them on pizza base or use it as pie filling...slurppppp!

Ta-dah! Another easy meal served in less than 30 minutes!


Hor ny Ang Moh said...

U can eat that two piece of 'kong pien' with ur pasta???Have nice day!

L'abeille said...

Ooo I didn't know it's caleld Kong Pien...hehe I name them "chinese bagel" ;p

Yeah, it taste great with the gravy.

Sue said...

Wah..all pasta dishes..yummy..jeez..hungry liao..and it's too early to have a heavy meal now! Have to wait! Blog hopping from Pearly's!

L'abeille said...

Hi Sue, thanks for dropping by. :)

Michelle said...

Wow. The food looks so nice. Thanks for the warmth wishes from you. Thank you. Love the way you describe us. You are humourous. Thank you once again...xxxxxxx

L'abeille said...

Hi Michelle, thanks for dropping by. Have a nice day!

PEARLY said...

wow this is call * fast and easy to cook and yummy to eat too *

I look at you blog is seem you love to cost angmoo food more right , I myself find ang moo food is very fast and easy to cook cost I do the same after back from work cook for 70 kids back home I really don't like to cook anymore.
You love my fruit cake so much the next time I come back to Malaysia should make one real one just for you hehheehh.

L'abeille said...

Pearly, you mean no rice dishes=ang moo food? Well, I need to cut the carbo, that's why you seldom see me cooking rice. I've been on such diet for the past 2 years and lost 20 kgs in total.

What? 70 kids? Were you working for a preschool?

PEARLY said...

yes I am a chef in a prive nursery

we can have 80 kids in our nursery but now only 70 but will be more comming , I need to cook and bake there have 3 meal aday with pudding too so is very lot of cooking for me everyday lucky I have a assantant or els I die la xxxxx

L'abeille said...

Pearly: No wonder your blog is filled with wonderful good la! You're a chief! woot! Okies...waiting for real cake from Pearly ;) *slurp*