Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Pasta a la Marinera

You will need (for 2 persons):

  • 250 gr pasta (I like to use tagiatelli or spaghetti, but can be done with any pasta)
  • 3 tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • Provencal herbs q.b.
  • shrimps (150gr, peeled)
  • crab sticks (±150gr)
  • garlic (3 smashed garlic cloves)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt
How to:
  1. Cook the pasta al dente. While the pasta is cooking:
  2. Add the olive oil, the shrimps and the garlic in a non-stick pan and cook until the shrimps are close to crispy.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and salt, stir well, cover and sweat for 5 minutes or until softened.
  4. Add the Provencal herbs and the crab sticks and let cook for another minute.
  5. Add the sauce to the drained pasta and cook for a minute in low temperature while mixing them gently.
If you are a cheese fan you can add it in the plate after serving the pasta. I usually use a mixture of Emmental and Mozarella.

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Natas do Céu

This is one of the easiest desserts I know. It is great when you have to cook for a lot of people: it can done in advance and there is no problem in freezing it.

You will need:
  • Condensed milk (400 ml)
  • Cream (3 paks of 200 or 250 ml)
  • Marie Biscuits (± 20)
  • Gelatine (3 sheets)
  1. Immerse the sheets of gelatine in cold water
  2. Whip the cream until it reaches a good consistency
  3. Take the gelatine sheets out of the cold water and dissolve them in a small quantity of hot water
  4. Incorporate the condensed milk and the gelatine into the whipped cream
  5. Grind the cookies
  6. In a bowl, make three layers aletrnating the cream and the cookies (starting with the cookies)
  7. Put in the fridge for at least 1h30m


Friday, October 20, 2006

Cooking is fun!

Cooking is one of my favourite tasks! I wouldn't even call it a task, because I really have fun cooking :)
So, I've decided to create this blog to share some of my recipes!