This is my first pasta disaster ever. I spent 2 hours yesterday trying to work on a whole grain, healthy seafood pasta dish. the end result was … A disaster. it didn’t taste the way I wanted.
The good stuff:
I boiled the clams with 1 whole Garlic and salt, it gave it a nice flavor. then I added the garlic to the sauce.
The pasta was cooked well. 10 minutes for whole grain pasta and I stoppped the cooking process with cold water.
Here’s what I did wrong. I hope it helps, if you ever decide to cook clams or pasta :)
Mistake #1 : I put fresh clams in the freezer. They died, therefore I could not remove the sand inside the clams with a salted water soak. Instead, I had to manually open each clam and clean it up
Mistake #2: I used a medium sized pot to make the sauce, so I had a hard time mixing the pasta with the sauce. When I transfered the pasta to it’s dish, I realized that all the sauce contents stayed in the pot, so I mixed it again.
Mistake # 3: I forgot to add the mascarpone cheese to the sauce, so mixed it in afterwards.
The flavors weren’t incorporated correctly and the end result was a bland tasting pasta. I’d give it a 5/10. It would have been an amazing dish if I wasn’t sleep deprived.
Here’s what I did to fix it:
I added lemon juice and lemon zest, mixed it very well since the sauce was at the bottom of the plate and let it sit for 20 minutes before serving. It was saved :)
I’m making stuffed portabella mushrooms today. Wish me luck.
If you love fish as much as I do, you’d appreciate the simplicity of this dish. My god I can’t believe how tasty it was. Got my fillets from our fish stand at the co-op. Aldanah frozen fillets, the pack has 3 fillets. let them thaw in the fridge for a whole day, draining excess water every now and then.
today at 6:20 I decided to start baking, so I preheated the oven (175 degrees) and started assembling the dish.
If you haven’t tried it before, then you’re missing a whole bunch of new flavors.
If you have, then you’ll understand why is it special to me.
I do not like eating bell peppers in any dish, unless they’re roasted.. they become all soft, glossy and sugary. Just amazing!
It can be eaten alone with a light tangy sauce, wrapped around feta cheese and herbs, puréed and added to tomato sauces, in salads or pastas. Very versatile. Mix it with any dish and it will give it an extra oomph.
Here’s how you start,
Place the bell peppers on open fire. Keep turning it until it turns black.
Place it in a small bag or a plate covered with plastic wrap. Let it cool Continue reading →
I never really liked crepe, up until I went to an amazing crepe house in my trip to UK. there was something about the banana and nutella mix that made me feel home. Turned out that it was my favorite dish when I was 3 years old. my dad used to stay in a really long line in Germany just to get me this delicious chocolate treat :)
here’s my way of saying I miss home:
2 shots of espresso, or half a cup of instant coffee. I <3 nespresso *hugs* :)