Monday, May 28, 2007

An improvised dinner and a night snack

Sunday May 27th I made a dinner out what I had in my fridge and got hungry for a hot snack during the evening. Thus I ended up making two hot meals, instead of one.

Tagliatelle with a creamed tomato sauce with raw Spanish chorizos (Served 1 hungry person)

I went to Sweden last week, and there I bought small cocktail sized raw chorizos. I love to use them in a spicy tomato sauce. Sunday I used them in this improvised pasta dish.

PS: The Sazón Goya seasoning contains salt, so if you do not use it in you dish, you may have to add more salt.

Olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 medium sized onion, sliced
6 small raw chorizos, sliced
1 large tomato, diced
1 - 2 teaspoon sugar (do adjust quantity in order to get the right balance)
10 cl / 4 fluid oz. red wine
10 cl / 4 fluid oz. single cream
25 grams / 1 oz Parmesan grated
2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
1 bag of Sazón Goya spice mix with coriander and annato (optional)
Pepper, freshly grounded

Gently fry garlic and onion in olive oil until golden.

Add chorizos and then tomatoes. Use the necessary amount of sugar to balance the acidity of the tomatoes. Add salt if needed.

Pour red wine into pan and allow to reduce before adding single cream. Reduce slightly before you add dried herbs and Sazón Goya bag over.

Season with more salt, pepper or sugar to your taste.

Serve with tagliatelle.

Night snack - spelt toast with cheese, turkey breast and Thai chili sauce (Serves one hungry person)

Just four hours after my dinner, hunger struck again. As I feverishly looked through my refrigerator, I found the necessary ingredients to make this dish.

2 slices of bread made from spelt flour
2 teaspoons Thai chili sauce
2 times 3 slices of Gorgonzola or another mild blue cheese
2 large slices of turkey breast (you may also use boiled ham)
A liberal amount of grated cheese

Add one teaspoon of Thai chili sauce to each slice of spelt bread. This will add sweetness to the rest of the ingredients that are rather salty. You may also use mustard instead of the Thai chili sauce.

Then place three slices of Gorgonzola on the slices, followed by the turkey breast. Cover it all with a liberal amount (should cover the toasts) of grated cheese.

Place in hot oven (200C / 400F) to bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is golden.


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