Apart from sinigang adventure, I tried two new dishes that were very easy, and would be easy to follow for first time cooks.
Pasta is a busy person’s best friend. It’s so easy to cook and quick too. Last time I was in the Philippines, I ate Pasta Alla Amatriciana at Luka’s in Puerto Galera. So I thought, why not recreate the classic, right in my own kitchen? Follow the steps, it’s absolutely fool-proof!
Pasta Alla Amatriciana
Find the recipe here.
|4||slices thick-cut bacon, chopped|
|1||large onion, chopped|
|2||garlic cloves, minced (my addition)|
|1/2||teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes|
|1 (28||ounce) can chopped tomatoes, undrained|
|1||lb spaghetti, cooked or other pastas, strands cooked|
|grated parmesan cheese, to serve|
Cook pasta according to directions.
Cook bacon in a wide frying pan over medium-high heat, stirring often, just until fat is rendered (3-5 minutes). Add onion; cook, stirring often until soft (about 5 minutes). Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes with their liquid. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
Gently toss pasta with sauce.
Serve with grated parmesan cheese.
This is the actual finished product.
And for dessert, I prepared a peach mango pancake/crepe. This is even easier! I bought the ready made crepes at the grocery, but you can make ur own, of course. I made a peach mango compote, where I used canned peaches that I boiled in the syrup mixed with butter and a little brown sugar. I mixed in some dried mangoes I brought from the Philippines. And then I scooped it into the crepe and topped with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Voila!
Yup, you can make it in a flash! Enjoy!