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help from all you chefs?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Kovu, 3 Oct 2007.

  1. Kovu

    Kovu Über Member

    Pasta. How do i make it more intersting whiel keeping it able to take to school with me. Its my dinner, but I want to have something else in it? anything ......
     
  2. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Cheese, tuner, sweet corn, peppers, tomotoe sauce. You can add most things to pasta.
    Try different cheeses.
     
  3. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    pasta salad?
     
  4. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Location:
    Yarm, Cleveland
    Add chilli, chorizo sausage and olive oil......delicious...
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Kovu

    Kovu Über Member

    Thanks guys, salad would be nice but we rarely have lettuce or anything in the house ;)
     
  6. longers

    longers Veteran

    Tuna, chopped black olives, chilli, olive oil, cheese, fresh basil, re-hydrated sundried tomatoes chopped into pieces, cheese, chorizo, shallots chopped finely, cheese, lea and perrins, cheese, pepperoni, balsamic vinegar, a dash of lemon juice and plenty of black pepper.


    I'm very hungry now.;)
     
  7. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Mackerel, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, Harrissa paste, 'tubular' pasta.....ohhhhhhhh yeah
     
  8. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Pesto - lots to choose from, not just the traditional basil and pinenut one. Feta cheese. Accessorise with capers, gherkins, herbs etc.

    You could reduce the pasta content and throw in a load of tinned beans (haricot, borlotti, flageolet would be best). Combine with tuna, olive oil, lemon juice and some tomatoes and you have a feast.

    I used to make up a great big load of it in a mixing bowl and keep it in the fridge. The plan was to have it for lunch over a few days, portioned out into takeaway containers. Sadly Mr Fork had a habit of running amok and it rarely lasted for more than a day.
     
  9. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Gently fry 1/2 onion and 2 sliced garlic cloves, in olive oil.When soft, add carton or small jar of passata (or chopped tinned toms + a large squirt of tom puree), mix in a tin of tuna and some drained capers (the more the merrier). Cook your pasta (goes best with spaghetti). Mix the lot in a tupperware jobby and off you go! Add chopped black olives acc to taste.... I always bung a few dried chilli flakes on top too, but this tends to make Italians think I'm a nazi. (May involve some prior shoping)
     
  10. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    Tuna, pesto, sweetcorn and a few bits of chopped tomato (sundried tomato if you feel posh) stirred into shaped pasta (e.g. fusilli). A vegetarian alternative is to swap the tuna for chickpeas. It keeps for approx two days in the fridge if you want to make double quantities.
     
  11. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    Wonderful as it is, I'm sure that should come with a health warning! :biggrin:

    I made some recently and the first ingredient in the book was 250g of dried chillies with seeds. :biggrin: It only made about half a cup of paste.
     
  12. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Another vote for Pesto - when I'm in a hurry, I have tagliatelli with green pesto stirred in and shave some parmesan on top. Deee-licious!

    Bren
     
  13. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    I see your point. I dig the old harissa paste heat but sometimes forget myself when I'm having people around for dinner...:biggrin::biggrin:
     
  14. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Chocolate sauce
     
  15. Cook and drain your pasta. Put it back in the pan and add two or three beaten eggs, some chunks of cheddar, some cooked chopped bacon, ham or chorizo sausage and some dried chilli flakes. Cook it until the egg is lightly scrambled. Quick, cheap, easy and absolutely delicious.
    I'm not sure whether it would work cold though.:biggrin: