Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Tri Color Fusilli with Salmon & Bacon
I've made this calorific pasta for our New Year's dinner . It was a bit dry as I forgot to add milk . But I added some cream cheese and it really adds a more creaminess to this dish , I didn't add too much since I'm going to add milk tsk ! - but when I'll make this again , will add more of it :P ^-^" . My plan was to use the long pasta , uhmm , for a long life ? hee hee but of course with so much going on and so little time , it just flew out of my mind . Good thing there's still Chinese New Year here :D Will cook pasta using spaghetti heh ! , so what if it's not a part of their CNY tradition having to eat pasta during that festival ? hahahaha
500 grams tri color pasta
about 450 grams salmon , steamed for 10 minutes and cut into chunks
200 grams pan fried bacon
50 grams cream cheese
180 ml cream
1 cup water
50 grams grated cheese plus extra for sprinkling
1 medium chopped onion
2 cloves garlic , minced
1/2 tsp chili flakes
about 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
salt , sugar & black pepper to taste
* Cook pasta .
* Pan fry chopped onion until slightly transparent then add garlic , cook until fragrant .
* Add in the bacon , cream cheese , grated cheese and water , mix well and simmer for 2 minutes .
* Add chili flakes , half of the cilantro , salmon chunks and cream , stir and adjust taste by adding some salt and sugar .
* Dump in the pasta , mix thoroughly , add in half of the cilantro and a generous dash of black pepper , give it a good stir . Serve hot .