Monday, April 03, 2006

Spinach and Cheese pasta

Haven't cooked in a while, so not in the mood for anything too adventurous. Decided on something simple and hearty, inspired by William's concoction.

This dish consists of there parts, cooked simultaneously, and later mixed together.

The first was just the pasta. Any pasta would do, but I gave myself a treat. Used Walnut and Gorgonzola Tortellini from Sainsbury's. Cooked as per instruction on packaging.

The second part was the spinach.

Fresh spinach, cleaned, stem removed, and chopped fine. Then, placed them in a bowl along with some butter, and garnished with salt and black pepper. Microwaved it for 1 minute, mixed, and back into the microwave for another 30 seconds.

Finally, the sauce.

Chopped up some mushrooms, crab sticks, red pepper, and spring onions.

Stir fried the ingredients in olive oil till the mushroom looked cooked. (The crab sticks went it later as they're already cooked).

Then a few table spoons of Four Cheese Sauce (also from Sainsbury's), and some mixed italian herbs.

Let it brew for a few minutes, then the first two parts of the dish was dumped in and mixed well.

Served with grated cheese.

Spinach and Cheese pasta. Easy, fast, POWER!!!

7 Comments:

At April 03, 2006 9:19 am, Blogger cheng sim said...

omg. whats with guys and cooking ar? omg. damn humiliating la. im a girl and i can't even cook myself a nice dinner. *salutes Shawn Chin*

 
At April 03, 2006 9:31 am, Blogger Shirley Ong said...

Yummy! I'm borrowing this recipe...

 
At April 03, 2006 1:55 pm, Blogger chuan said...

Spinach reminds me of Popeye :)

 
At April 03, 2006 3:20 pm, Blogger william said...

looks fantastic...this will inspire me to cook something nice this weekend...

 
At April 04, 2006 2:04 am, Blogger Alicia said...

cheese :/ i like evrything with cheese

 
At April 04, 2006 10:34 am, Blogger fooDcrazEE said...

wow! where did you learn all the cooking stuff dude ?

 
At April 06, 2006 11:19 am, Blogger shawnchin said...

cheng sim: necessity is the mother of all inventions. Hehe... i oso just started cooking 6 months ago lah. Terpaksa. I'm sure if you'd do much better in the same situation.

Soap: Borrow must give back wan ah.. (yeah, i know typical cheesy malaysian retort :P so what.)

chuan: and oregano reminds you of?? hehhe..

william: gooder. Will be looking forward to checking out your masterpiece. Than i can curi some ideas oso. My inspiration bank running dry...

alicia: me too!! once I even tried maggie mee (curry soup one) with cheese... uggghh.. not a good idea.

foodcrazee: Lots of trial and (lots of) error. The internet. :) I usually buy an ingredient, google for it, and surf around for inspiration.

 

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