Friday, March 28, 2008

Summer Pasta

I saw this on the cooking channel and had to try it! When I cook I never follow a recipe to the T. I add or take away ingredients depending on my mood for food that day. I added some stuff and I gotta say it turned out pretty good.
1/2 a small box fettuccine noodles- I broke them in half, or leave them long
1/2 c. fresh green beans
1/2 c. Zucchini ( added ingredient)
4-5 cherry tomatoes cut in fourths
2 chicken tender loins (added ingredient)
1/2 c. part skim Ricotta cheese
Parmesan cheese (added ingredient)
Boil noodles. When done, do not strain. You can add the chicken in and boil it with the noodles as well or grill it while the noodles are boiling. In a separate pan, drizzle 2-3 Tbsp. of Olive oil. Wash and cut the ends off the green beans and then slice them in half. Add to the oil and saute. Wash and slice the zuki and add. Saute for about 5 minutes on med-high. Add 1 c. pasta water and continue to saute. When the noodles are done, about 8 or 9 minutes, take them out with a slotted spoon and add the the saute pan. Spoon in ricotta cheese and chicken. Add 1/2 cup of pasta water and stir until creamy. You may need to add a little more water. It doesn't need to cook long. 2 or 3 minutes. Top with cherry tomatoes and a little Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Trace said...

Sounds great!! The chicken trick you're talking about? I do that w/frozen vegetables all the time. I just add them during the last few minutes of the pasta cooking time.