I hope everyone is well and not suffering too badly with the change in the weather. The remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit us yesterday and what a windy day it was!
To cheer myself up and to have something lovely and warm ready for hubby getting home from work, I decided to do what I do best. I thought I'd whip up a yummy bowl of pasta, but what type? what to serve it with? Time for another kitchen experiment, and oh my was it delicious! Hubby even took some to work with him today for lunch :)
It really was yummy honeys, and best of all the ingredients are probably sitting in your pantry as we speak :) Let's get started then......
To the pantry we go....
One large can of Salmon (you can substitute this with Tuna I've tried and it's fab)
One Carton/tin of chopped tomatoes
300g Pasta whole wheat fusilla - Allow roughly 100g per person/portion
A pinch of dried basil
1. Weigh your pasta, allowing roughly 100g per person/portion. I used wholewheat fusilla here but I've previously made this with macaroni too, so choose your favourite honeys.
2. Carefully add the pasta to a pan of almost boiling water, stir and then simmer on a medium heat for 14-15 minutes or until pasta is cooked.
3. While pasta is cooking, empty your carton or tin of chopped tomatoes into a pan.
4. Open your tin of salmon and drain. Add the salmon to your chopped tomatoes and place onto a low heat to warm through. Stirring gently to combine them and also to prevent the mixture sticking to the bottom of the pan or burning.
5. Add a pinch (or two) of dried basil to taste. Continue warming through over a low heat until pasta is cooked. Remove from heat and place to one side.
6. Drain cooked pasta and gently add it a little at a time until it's all combined with your tomato and salmon. Serve immediately with a lovely crunchy salad. Hubby munched happily on his with a whole wheat wrap.
7. Any leftovers can be popped into a container and into the fridge to enjoy next day. Hubby took a little to work with him today for lunch :)
Is that not the easiest, fastest, yummiest dinner? I love pasta! This dish, like my tuna pasta, made with mayonnaise & chopped onions (you can find the recipe here honeys) is so, so easy to make, takes no time at all to make and leftovers (if there are any they're both delicious) make a fabulous lunch for work next day.
We tend to have pasta at least once each week, it really is a great staple to keep in your pantry for days that don't have enough hours in them to pack in everything that needs done. Some of our favourites include a beyond delicious Beef Bolognaise Bake Hubby's favourite Lasagne recipe, lovingly tweaked & perfected over the years till it's just as he likes it and not forgetting the delicious Beefaroni recipe!
Over to you honeys, do you have any favourite pasta recipes? If so, do share (or leave a link) in the comments section below.
Stay warm wherever you are dear ones, it's getting chilly outside. Till next time, sending heaps of keep warm hugs xx