Rabu, 07 Juli 2010
Bento # 04 : Primavera Pasta Bento
I found this terrific pasta recipe from my good ol' pasta book. I admit that I have a bad habit of piling recipe books without sometimes not trying any recipes from the book! But that time, extremely tired after the family trip to Bandung, I need to find something quick to cook. And pasta is my choice.
The most beautiful thing about pasta is : you can throw almost everything in it. Just like fried rice (which is on my top list of being comfort lazy food). The same thing happens with this pasta. I opened my fridge and found the basic veggie : carrot, green beans, and peas plus minced pork and ham. I still had meat stock and I hadn't use my heavy cream (it's almost expired).
I flipped through the pages and found this Primavera Pasta (i thought the naming was quite grande. hee hee). The original recipe contains only veggie. But since I thought my lil baby need protein, I decided to add meat. A decision that I never regret.
This pasta turned out to be sooooo delish. The decoration was also very simple. I use pork ham as the pork face. Cut two small triangles as the ear, one oval as the nose and put two holes with straw. The whole decoration took me no more than 5 minutes. The best part, Cinderella ate almost the whole thing.
50 gr minced beef or pork or chicken
2 slices of ham
diced green beans
frozen peas, thaw
salt and pepper to taste
1. boil the pasta according to the direction. meanwhile prepare the sauce
2. heat butter and olive oil. Toss the onion and garlic, then the minced beef/pork/chicken, and ham. Next put in the vegetables and stock. Let it simmer until the vegetables are soften. Last put in the heavy cream. Add more stock if the sauce gets too thick
3. Salt and pepper to taste
4. Toss the sauce to the boiled pasta.
Super easy and super tasty!