Thursday, April 7, 2011
More Pasta? Seriously?
Okay, fine. I'm on this pasta-craze because at the end of the day, I run out of time to cook something else more creative... :(
I used a jarred pasta sauce for this. Of course, I didn't leave it all naked and untouched. Would. I. Ever.
I oiled the bottom of a pan, dropped in some cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Cumin adds earthiness, fennel adds a bright punch reminiscent of sausage without having to use sausage in the dish. The seeds add a nice crunch. Let them crackle and pop, then sweat onion and garlic in the oil. I then added chicken, but this can be eliminated or interchanged with another meat. Cook through, then add the contents of the pasta sauce jar and let it simmer.
I added a teaspoon of red chili sauce -- I can't live without spice. As you can tell. :) A splash of soy sauce adds sweetness and a rich saltiness. Yummmmm.
Throw in the pasta and toss.
That was last night's dinner.
Today for lunch I packed The Boy pasta with all the chicken pieces and left myself with a meatless pasta. So, I added a fried egg and called it lunch.