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Creamy Prawn Tagliatelle March 27, 2012

I tripped across a recipe somewhere that had tagliatelle and prawns that I thought looked nice but couldn’t find it, so I came up with the following concoction. It’s really good, if I do say so myself 🙂 It took about 15 minutes in total to make. Can’t complain about that really.

Serves 1

Ingredients

1/2- 1 red chilli, finely chopped

1/4 courgette, coarsely grated

1 clove garlic, crushed

30g frozen peas

75g cooked prawns

3 shallots, chopped

3 tablespoon creme fraiche (I used the Weight Watchers one)

75g tagliatelle

2 tablespoon liquid stock

Salt and pepper

2 tablespoons sunflower oil

2 tablespoons fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped

Method

1. Boil the pasta as per the packet instructions. This should take about 10-12 minutes.

2. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Fry off the onion, garlic and chilli for 3-4 minutes or until the onions have started to soften.

3.  Add in the peas and the prawns and cook for another 4 minutes. Add the liquid stock and spoon in the creme fraiche and stir.

4. The pasta should be cooked by this stage so add it and stir everything through making sure everything is piping hot.

5. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley and serve.

 

Creamy Sweet Chilli and Bacon Penne February 20, 2012

Filed under: Fast Food,Healthy Eating,Meat,Pasta — delishuss @ 10:50 pm
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My mum passed this onto me this week. I wasn’t so sure about it but I’m up for giving most things a try. I haven’t pointed it but I reckon it wouldn’t be too bad.

It probably took me about 20 minutes in total to prepare.

Serves 1

Ingredients

40g pasta

2 medallions of smoky bacon, chopped

1 large tablespoon of sweet chilli light philadelphia cream cheese

1 large tablespoon of light cream cheese

1 small onion, finely chopped

1/4 red pepper

1/4 orange pepper

1 clove of garlic, crushed

One cal cooking spray

 

 

Method

1. Boil the pasta according to the packet instructions, normally 8-10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan and spray with the one cal spray. Add the bacon and fry for 4 minutes.

3. Add the peppers and onion and fry for a further 4 minutes. Add the garlic and fry for another minute or so.

4. Pour a little of the pasta water into the frying pan with the veg and bacon. Stir in both cream cheeses and blend in. Once the sauce has been heated, drain the pasta and add to the frying pan. Stir everything together.

I was going to say that you should add some chopped parsley but there’s no real need, there’s enough going on as it is.

 

Hope you enjoy.

 

 

 

Chicken with Creamy Penne

Filed under: Chicken,Pasta — delishuss @ 10:38 pm
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I made this a week or so ago but didn’t get time to post. It’s dead easy and really yum. Anything with pasta in it is a winner for me.  I got the recipe from the Quick and Easy cookbook and it does what it says on the tin.

Serves 2

Ingredients

200g dried penne

1 tbsp olive oil

2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

4 tbsp dry white wine

115g frozen peas

5 tbsp double cream

Salt

4-5 chopped fresh parsley, to garnish

 

Method

1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook for about 8-10 minutes, until tender but still firm to the bite.

2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan, add the chicken and cook over a medium heat for about 4 minutes on each side.

3.  Pour in the wine and cook over a high heat until it has almost evaporated.

4. Drain the pasta. Add the peas, cream and pasta to the frying and stir well. Cover and simmer for 2 minutes.

5. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.

 

Quick and Creamy Fish Pie December 18, 2011

Filed under: Fast Food,Fish — delishuss @ 5:17 pm
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As most people that know me know, I’m not a big fish eater so this was a bit of a leap for me. My in-house food tester was a bit disappointed that there were no spuds to go with it. In hindsight, I would probably make some mash to go with it next time round. I got this recipe in the ‘Frame by Frame- Quick and Easy’ cookbook.

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil

2 shallots, finely chopped

150 ml/ 5 fl oz dry white wine or fish stock

1 bay leaf

1 leek, chopped

100g creme fraiche

500g firm white fish fillets, cut into chunks

175g cooked peeled prawns

175g frozen peas

40g butter, melted

150g fresh white breadcrumbs

Salt and pepper

Chopped fresh parsley, to garnish

Method

1. Heat the oil in an oven proof saucepan, or a shallow flameproof casserole and fry the shallots and leeks for 2-3 minutes, until softened.

2. Add the wine, bay lead and simmer for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Stir in the creme fraiche and add the fish. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

4. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes, until the fish is almost cooked.

5. Remove and discard the bay leaf, then add the prawns and peas and bring back to the boil.

6. Meanwhile, re-melt the butter in a separate saucepan, if necessary, and stirin the breadcrumbs. Preheat the grill to medium.

7. Spread the breadcrumbs muxture evenly over the top of the fish mixture.

8. Placce the saucepan under the preheated grill for 3-4 minutes, until the topping is golden brown and bubbling.

9. Sprinkle, with fresh parsley and serve hot.