Jump to content
IGNORED

Fresh Pasta Pomodoro


MargaretElliott

Recommended Posts

MargaretElliott

First recipe in this club, eh? I'll get the ball rolling.

I've been making this pasta recipe for a while. I made it up, but soon discovered it was a real thing, but I use fresh tomatoes instead of canned, and add marinated chicken to the mix. You can leave out the chicken to make it vegetarian, or add a meat substitute. This recipe serves two, because I'm usually just making dinner for my boyfriend and myself, but you can easily scale it up.

INGREDIENTS

1-2 chicken breasts (I've been finding freakishly huge chicken breasts in the grocery store lately, just make enough to serve two)

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp oregano

2 tsp basil

1 tsp red pepper flakes

Salt/pepper

1 small onion

2 cloves garlic

Approximately 2 cups chopped fresh tomato (I like Roma, but cherry and grape are also wonderful. I'd like to try heirloom varieties)

1 cup optional veggies (I like asparagus, green beans, or spinach)

Cooked spaghetti for two

1/4 cup fresh basil

 

PREP

1. Marinade chicken in olive oil and dried spices for at least 20 minutes. Dice the onion and mince the garlic, chop the tomatoes and any veggies you want to add.

2. Toss the chicken in a skilled and cook until it's got some nice color. Add the onions, garlic, tomatoes, and any firm vegetables, if you're into that. Saute until the tomatoes blister and thicken. They kind of form a sauce.

3. In the meantime, cook spaghetti. When it's done, drain and add it to the skillet with the chicken and vegetables. Turn off the heat and add in chopped fresh basil. I like to top it with Parmesan.

 

Super simple and delicious, takes me like half an hour to make, and that's only because I'm marinading chicken. 

  • Upvote 5
  • Love 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

I made pineapple and passion fruit cordial today, as I was looking for a refreshing drink on this 40 degree Celsius day.

1 1/4 cups of unsweetened pineapple juice

1 1/4 cups castor sugar

1/4 cup lemon juice

3 passion fruit 

Place pineapple juice, lemon juice and sugar in saucepan and place over a medium heat until sugar dissolves. Raise heat to high and bring mixture to the boil.

reduce to a simmer and simmer for 15-20 minutes and mixture thickens.

Remove from heat and add the pulp of the three passion fruit.

Allow to cool.

Serve 2 tablespoons over ice and add soda water.

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites



  • Recent Status Updates

    • Jasmar

      Jasmar

      My uncle just died from COVID. He wasn’t that much older than I am, so I kind of grew up with him. Just ten days ago my mom had been pleading with him to get vaccinated, but he wanted to wait to make sure the shots were really safe. I’m kind of devastated.
      · 3 replies
    • PumaLover

      PumaLover

      I just found out my little bonus kid is in a treatment center on a suicide watch tonight. He and I share a hobby and a couple weeks back he opened up to me that he's severely depressed and was wanting to hurt himself. I let his parents know and thankfully he had also been talking to them. I'm just heartbroken because him being in this center means that his parents had to call 911 and have him admitted and I know that was so hard for them to do. He's a young kid and has his whole life ahead of him but just wants to end it all and I don't know how to help him. 
      · 5 replies
    • HerNameIsBuffy

      HerNameIsBuffy

      Middle aged woman with mommy issues...but missing her today.
      She got so much wrong with me, but she had the best intentions and tried so hard. 
      She got so much right, too.  I forget that sometimes.  Sometimes I remember and dismiss it out of spite.  
      “They did the best they could with the tools they had.”  I forgot where I first heard that but I’ve carried it with me like a mantra since my parents passed.   They truly did.  Whatever else was missing, whatever I needed that they couldn’t give, the love was always there.  

      Always. 
      That’s something.
      My confidence in my own abilities.  Faith in my own power.  My own strength.  They gave me that, too.
      That’s also something.  
      They’re why I’m messed up, but they’re also why I’m okay.  
       
      Shit’s complicated.
      She died before I figured out how smart she really was.  Sad thing is I don’t think ever figured that out for herself.  
      Ignore me - just crying in my car waiting to pick up my son.  

       
       
      · 1 reply
    • CuttySark

      CuttySark

      The nice thing about posting about Jewish history is how quickly it flushes out the antisemites. 😘
      · 2 replies
    • choralcrusader8613

      choralcrusader8613

      I've been feeling a shitload of this for a while now about various types of Christians tbh.

      · 0 replies
    • HerNameIsBuffy

      HerNameIsBuffy

      It's Friday so yay!  But sweet Jesus I need it to be the end of the day already.  Crappy week and I'm so ready for it to be over.

      · 0 replies
    • nst

      nst

      I got vaccinated yesterday. In the am I got the email and I was  vaccinated 
      · 0 replies
    • PsyD2013

      PsyD2013

      Exhausted. I need a weekend off the grid.
       
      · 0 replies
    • 47of74

      47of74

      This will make the internetz explode. 
      · 1 reply
    • indianabones

      indianabones

      Making my fifth offer on a house tomorrow! I've gotten pretty attached to this one, too... fingers crossed!
      · 2 replies
  • Recent Blog Entries

×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.