Last week it was our 4th Nikah Anniversary and for a change, we did not plan anything special this year. Not because we did not want to but lots of things are going on hence an unplanned day. Though we wished each other at 12 midnight in a very innovative way (you must have read that post, if not then read it out here and have a good laugh :p).
As for dinner, I so wanted to keep my tradition of ‘trying-out-new-bomb-recipe‘ alive but I was not able to even think about dinner options because of lazy yet busy Ramadan routine. All thanks to Saima M. Vohra (one super mom in my newly made bunch of UAE friends), who shared her family favorite recipe on our Whatsapp group. It definitely saved me from all the hassle of thinking about a quick, easy and yummilicious dish to grace the occasion.
Pasta is my all time favourite dish because of so many reasons (as you all know :)). I won’t make this post more boring by writing them down here again since I already have raved about those before (check ’em out here). Though HI is not an ardent Pasta lover (like me) but he likes whenever I make it and to this experiment his reaction was ‘Ummm Yummy‘ :D. Also, E loves to eat Pasta (her newly found love *nowadays*) so it was a win-win situation for all of us.
You can find this recipe over the internet as well since it is from Shireen Anwer (best chef everrr) but I have made some changes to the recipe, as always. Sharing my version below…
About Pasta: A staple food whose history dates back to 1100s, usually cooked with chicken and veggies in some sauce (white, red or mix)
Inspired By: Shireen Anwer
|Prep Time:||10 mins||Quickness:|
|Cooking Time:||20 mins||Spice Level:|
Above ratings are out of 5
Above times do not include marination times
Some bowls and spoons
Chicken Marination Ingredients:
Chicken Boneless 350 gms (cut in strips)
Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Baking Powder 1 tsp
Black Pepper 1 tsp
Vinegar 1 tbsp
Chili Sauce 3 tbsp
Soy Sauce 3 tbsp
Mustard Paste 3 tsp
Oil 2 tsp
Tarragon Sauce Ingredients:
Whipping/ Heavy Cream 500 ml
Garlic Powder 1/2 tsp
Cream Cheese 2 tbsp
Tarragon (dried) 1 tbsp
Mustard Paste 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Parmesan Cheese 250 gms
Marinate Chicken pieces in above mentioned ingredients for about half an hour.
Fry the marinated chicken strips in little oil afterwards until they are done, set aside.
Boil pasta as per instructions on the pack, side by side.
For sauce, introduce cream in a wok.
Add all other sauce ingredients except cheese and cook the mixture until it starts simmering.
Transfer boiled pasta in the wok, add in cheese, cooked chicken strips and mix..
Adjust salt and pepper, Serve.
Now enjoy the photo shoot of my scrumptious pasta before going off to kitchen 😉
MY TWO CENTS:
Garlic paste can be used in case garlic powder is not handy.
You can use any kind of cheese (mozzarella/ cheddar) you want. I like Parmesan in pasta more.
Adjust the spices to suit your taste buds.
Hope you’ll enjoy trying it out.
I’d love to get your feedback. Feel free to drop a comment below about your experience.