Wednesday, December 19, 2012

You Better Think

You know how when you're browsing through women's magazines they always feature quick and easy pasta recipes with like two ingredients. And they look really good and you think...I should make that!

Well I had the tri-pasta and the fresh baby spinach and delicious roasted turkey meat all ready to go so I made that. It was super fast and super easy. I cooked the pasta in chicken broth and garlic cloves to give it flavor, left a bit of the starch water, added in the fresh baby spinach to wilt in, then added my roasted turkey meat to heat through. I added just a bit of soy sauce and sesame oil and pepper flakes. And for a bit of decadence, some Parmesan shavings on top. Straightforward clear taste. Watching the new cooking show Bite lately, I'm more conscious of trying to make each ingredient heard and relevant. Why add stuff if it doesn't make sense or is important to the flavor? It is a simple lesson but one that is key I think. I know in the past I have been guilty of heavy handed seasoning at times or adding spices that I just like but maybe are not essential to the dish. Something to think about.

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