Friday, October 25, 2013

Courgette chilli pasta

A quick recipe of my lunch, courgette and chilli pasta.

You will need 4 cougettes, 3 garlic cloves, 2 chillies and a pack of pasta 500gr. 
Pack of creme fraiche about 150 ml pack.
Olive oil for frying the garlic and chillies. 
Parmesan for sprinkling.
This will serve 4-6.

First of all get ready by grating the courgettes skin on and chopping the garlic and chillies. Leave the seeds of the chilli if you like your pasta hot.

Put a frying pan with lid on high heat and add 3-4 table spoons of olive oil.
Throw the chopped garlic cloves and chopped chilles to olive oil turn the heat to low and swirl around to flavour the oil.

Once you see the garlics are starting to change colour add the grated courgettes and mix with the flavoured oil making sure most of the courgette has a bit of oil and not left dry. Put a lid on the courgettes and cook for 10-15 minutes.

While courgettes are cooking put booling water in a pan with salt and little bit of olive oil and boil pasta as pack instructions. 

Just before draining the pasta take a laddle of the pasta boiling water and add to courgettes.

Drain the pasta, leave aside and while pasta is waiting add the creme fraiche to courgettes season and mix everything well. Put the heat high until the cream is heated  and then put it to low to simmer while you deal with pasta.

Put the strained pasta back in to the pot and add the cougette sauce to the pasta and mix well.

Serve with grated parmesan cheese.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Carrot and sesame sandwich bread recipe


This is an other most loved bread recipe, carrot and sesame sandwich bread, of course Dan Lepard recipe.
Good way to use up the old carrots.
Recipe is here.

Thai chicken cashew stir fry with charred lime

I made thai chicken stir fry with cashews and charred lime for lunch. I used the thai green curry paste I had in the freezer. Recipe is from BBC good food magazine november issue.

I got this book from the library today, "thai food" by David Thompson. I am very excited about this. It looks like I will be able to cook tom yam soup at last. Here is what the book says about tom yam sopu, which actually is dtom yam according to the book.

This is good timing that I got this book as we are about to start alternate day low GI diet and will be having just soup 3 days a week. Will try the chicken tom yum soup soon.