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Long-awaited Housewarming: Pesto Salmon Spaghetti

7 Aug

Today friends whom I’ve known since Primary and Secondary schools finally visited my place after I’ve moved in for one year!

I’ve promised to cook lunch for them and prepared 3 simple dishes for them namely Pesto Salmon Spaghetti, Rosemary Chicken with Orange Maple Glaze and Pumpkin Spinach Salad.

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Pesto Salmon Spaghetti

Servings: 3-4

Ingredients

(Salmon)

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

(Spaghetti)

  • Pesto sauce
  • 200g spaghetti
  • olive oil

Steps

  1. Season the fillets with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  2. Stir the brown sugar, water and oil together until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Marinate the salmon in a sealed bag, in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  4. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil and add salt. Next, add spaghetti and stir for the first 5 minutes. Place the lid back to bring back to a boil. Then, remove the lid and cook for 9-12 minutes (depending on the instructions on the pacakaging), stirring occasionally.
  5. Drain the spaghetti.
  6. Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic powder and fry till there’s a fragrant smell.
  7. Add spaghetti and fry for 3-5 minutes.
  8. Add pesto sauce and fry for another 3-5 minutes. Then plate it.
  9. Preheat the air fryer at 200 oC for 5 minutes.
  10. Put in the fillets and set the timer for 12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets. Fry till lightly browned.
  11. Place the fillets on top of the spaghetti.

Shrimp and Broccoli Spaghetti

15 Jun

On Tuesday night, I decided to prepare my own lunch to bring to office for the next day as I’ve need to go recording during lunch time. Another reason was that I wanted to use up the broccoli that I’ve bought on Sunday. After taking peep into the fridge, I discovered I had shrimp and tomato sauce too. So, shrimp and broccoli my lunch shall be! 😉

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Here are the steps to making shrimp and tomato spaghetti.

Shrimp and Broccoli Spaghetti

Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 shrimps
  • broccoli
  • tomato herbal sauce
  • about 50 g of spaghetti (for 1 person)
  • onion (used only half)
  • olive oil

Directions

  1. Boil the broccoli for 2-3 minutes. Then drain with a colander and rinse under cold water to refresh the vegetable.
  2. Cook the spaghetti. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil and add salt. Next, add the spaghetti and stir for the first 2 minutes. Place the lid back to bring back to a boil. Then, remove the lid and cook for 9-11 minutes, stirring occasionally. Finally, drain the spaghetti.
  3. Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and fry until onion is soft.
  4. Add the tomato sauce and stir. Bring it to a boil and leave to simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Add the prawns. Cover and leave to simmer for another 5-7 minutes.
  6. Pour the sauce over the spaghetti and add broccoli.

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