NO HOT FOOD, THUS MADE A MUSHROOM PASTA SALAD

Its a hot summer day.  Its impossible to eat hot food.

I call up Mr. travelling a lot if he would be home for dinner and what he wanted to eat.

So here were the instructions !

“I might have dinner on the way or may be not.

I don’t want to eat something heavy.

Don’t make anything hot, its too hot to eat.

Also I dont know how much hungry I would be.”

Well, with such vague instructions I look into the fridge and made a mental note.

Decided to make this pasta salad.

Well, pasta salad if he wants to eat cold and pasta if he wishes to heat it up.

Bought some bread if he is more hungry.

Cooked it and put it in the fridge.

Off we go to Grandma’s house and then took son to Chiti Chiti Bang Bang – a place I loved to go as a child.

Husband enjoyed this dinnner and I kind of invented a dish out of the ingredients in the fridge.

RECIPE: QUICK MUSHROOM SALAD

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups pasta

3 tomatoes finely chopped

2 tbsp tomato puree ( optional)

1 big onion finely chopped

10 cloves of garlic finely chopped

10-12 mushrooms finely chopped

Red chilie flakes

Basil

Wine 2-3 tbsp (optional)

2 tbsp of olive oil

Salt

Pepper

METHOD:

Start cooking the pasta

In another pan heat the olive oil, add the garlic, chillies flakes and onions.

Once the onions are pink in colour add the tomatoes and cook till its water evaporates. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes.

Then add the puree, basil, wine, freshly crushed pepper.

Once the pasta is cooked Al dente take out from the water.

Mix it with the cooked sauce.

Serve hot or put in fridge to chill.

This is a very good dish to make for pot lucks or picnics as well and it goes very well with garlic bread.

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2 thoughts on “NO HOT FOOD, THUS MADE A MUSHROOM PASTA SALAD

  1. It was my father, not my mother, who actually taught me to cook. (Such as i do and only on occasions) His first and foremost instruction….”Go to the cupboard, open it, look what is inside. Then go to the fridge, open it, look at what is inside, THEN DECIDE WHAT YOU’RE MAKING FOR DINNER. Dinner is served

    I’m glad your traveling man liked what was for dinner and sometimes the best meals are made without following a recipe. To my mind, recipes are just a stepping stone to cooking.
    ~~dru~~

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