In the Kitchen will be the category where I will post some of the recipes I cook for my family. I promise you these are super-duper easy recipes because I’m really not an expert in the kitchen plus the fact that I don’t want recipes with so many steps/how-tos. Just 4-6 instructions, anything more than that, I skip the page of my recipe book and look for simpler recipes. So newbies in the kitchen, I hope you’ll try my recipes or suggestions and let’s share kitchen secrets!
Just last week, I received a package containing Nestle All Purpose Cream thru Nuffnang Philippines with some ingredients for a pasta dish. It looks like the package arrived a bit late because it’s supposed to be something for the Christmas festivities. But with a print-out of a pasta recipe***, an EVOO, a box of penne pasta, and Nestle All Purpose Cream, I figured I can whip up a feast anytime! Hence, our #OUFT, or “Our Ulam for Tonight”! Not exactly an “ulam” but I just want to use the hashtag :p.
I was able to cook a Tuna Asparagus Pasta dish in under an hour! I love the penne pasta because it only takes 11 minutes to cook, as per the box instructions. And the white sauce is a no-brainer because it’s just Nestle All Purpose Cream. So thanks again to Nestle for our dinner.
For more easy recipes using Nestle All Purpose Cream, check their FB page at www.facebook.com/nestlecream.ph.
Tuna Asparagus Pasta
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1/2 cup onions, minced
1 8g Maggi Magic Sarap
1 can Century Tuna flakes in vegetable oil (or you can also use the one in brine), drain the oil/brine
1 1/2 cups asparagus spears
1 pack Nestle All Purpose Cream
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
200 g penne rigate, cooked al dente
- Heat olive oil and saute garlic and onions until limp.
- Stir in Maggi Magic Sarap, tuna flakes, and asparagus one after the other.
- Stir in Nestle All Purpose Cream and parsley and season to taste.
- Toss gently with pasta. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
- Serve warm garnished with parsley.
Done! Remember not to overcook the asparagus. And thank you Peachy of The Peach Kitchen for teaching me how to cook it, lol!
The recipe included calls for salmon but I don’t have salmon at hand, and the easiest substitute is…. tuna!