Fettucini with Shimeji Mushroom

 

I usually go with spaghetti and champignon mushroom, but last week I accidentally grabbed a pack of fettucini instead of spaghetti and there was no a single good pack of champignon mushroom in the store, so I took the other mushroom instead, which then I know from google that it is called shimeji mushroom.

Shimeji mushroom (also known as crab mushroom) is smaller size mushrooms, attached together in the bottom of its stalks. Apparently it is normally used in soup or japanese dishes, so if you look for the recipe, almost none mentions pasta. Shimeji mushroom comes with brown and white color. I took the white one because it looks so clean and fresh.

White Shimeji Mushroom

I use the usual simple ingredients for my pasta dish: garlic, chili, olive oil and salt.

How to cook:

  • Cook fettucini in bouling water, remember that fettucini will need more time to cook than spaghetti.
  • Chop garlic and chili in smallest piece as possible.
  • Cut the bottom of shimeji mushroom, and separate each stalk.
  • Heat olive oil in the pan, when it is hot put chopped garlic and chili, sautee till a bit brownish.
  • Put the shimeji mushroom in, sautee for 3-5 minutes. Ensure the mushroom is cooked, otherwise it will taste bitter.
  • Put fettucini in, add some salt and mix together. Done!

I like the taste of my invented recipe, shimeji mushroom is more chewy than champignon mushroom and it goes very well with garlic and chili.

Fettucini and Shimeji Mushroom

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Broccoli Fried Rice

In Indonesia, we include rice in our daily meals, as often as 3 times a day. One of Indonesian signature dish, Fried Rice, is originally created to make use of left-over rice.

This morning coincidentally I have left-over rice from yesterday, so I made a simple fried rice for breakfast which made-up recipe that I just invented as follow:

Ingredients:

  • Cooked rice (left-over is better)
  • Egg
  • Brocolli
  • Chilli, Red Onion, Garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

How to Cook:

  • Chop chilli, red onion, garlic and brocolli into tiny slices
  • Heat the oil in the pan, then crack the egg to make scrambled egg.
  • Put aside the scramble egg and add oil to the pan.
  • Put in red onion, garlic, chilli and brocolli (in order), stir in.
  • Put in the rice and scambled egg (in order), stir in.
  • Add salt and pepper (and a little bit of sugar if you like)
  • Stir in all, and keep in the pan for 5 – 10 minutes (I like my fried rice a little bit crunchy)
  • Done! ready to eat

 

Spicy Spaghetti Tuna Aglio Olio

I love cooking simple food, the ones that need less than 10 ingredients, less than 15 minutes cooking time, and less than 5 kitchen utensils required (I hate washing the utensils after cooking 😀 )

 This recipe is inspired by Bakerzin’s Tuna Pasta, I had it one day in this restaurant and I thought it will be very easy to make!

Ingredients:

  • Spaghetti
  • Canned Tuna
  • Garlic
  • Fresh Chili
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive Oil

How to cook:

  • Boil the water and add some salt, put the spaghetti on the boiling water and cook until al dente.
  • Put a few drops of olive oil in a bowl, toss the cooked spaghetti there and cover it with the oil.
  • Chop garlic and fresh chili
  • Heat olive oil in the pan, toss the garlic the the chili.
  • Toss the canned tuna, sautee for 3-5 minutes, add salt and pepper.
  • Put the spaghetti in the pan, mix them all for 1 minutes.
  • Done! ready to serve.

Very easy and delicious! Literally it only needs pan, chopping board and knife to made it.

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Recently, I made the different version of this recipe using macaroni, instead of spaghetti, and I like it even more! macaroni is easier to cook than spaghetti.

Simple Spaghetti Recipe

Besides travelling, I have also passion in cooking. But I only cook the kind of food that I like, which is simple, easy, healthy-ish, small portion, but still has a delicious taste.  And also to prepare them shall not take more than 30 minutes (or 1 hour tops if I really like the food). Because in my logic, spending more time to prepare the food than to eat it, is quite silly. And we still have to wash the dishes after that!!

So the first recipe that I would like to share here is one of my favorite: spaghetti. Yes,  I love Italian food as I love the language and the football club :D. And this recipe actually was given by my Italian friend, but I made some modification in it. The recipe is very simple, no need to prepare the sauce!! I think some people will called it spaghetti aglio-olio (spaghetti with garlic and olive oil), but what do I know about Italian culinary? 😀

Ok so here we go.

Ingredients: Spaghetti, Garlic, Red Chili, Olive Oil, Onion, Cheese (Parmesan or Cheddar), Salt and Pepper. (There is no exact amount for these ingredients, you can have them as you like).

How to Cook:

  1. Cut the garlic and red chili into thin slices. And also slice the onion and grate the cheese.
  2. Put the olive oil in the deep pan (because you will boil the spaghetti in the same pan) over the stove and wait until it hot.
  3. Put the slices of garlic and red chili into hot oil; stir it slowly for a minute.
  4. Add enough water into the pan, add some salt, and let the water boils.
  5. Put the spaghetti into the boiling water and cooked it through (5 minutes).
  6. Drain the water, so only the spaghetti and the seasoning remain.
  7. Put back the pan on the stove, put olive oil, wait until it hot then put the onion slices, stir for a minute.
  8. Put back the spaghetti and stir it with the onion for half minute.
  9. Turn-off the stove. Put the spaghetti on the plate, add salt, pepper and grated cheese.
  10. Buon appetito!

It might look too simple and you are questioning the taste, but it is delicious and healthier than common instant noodle. At least you can create a delicious taste without msg and it took only 15 minutes to prepare them and not many kitchen utensils to wash after that. Efficient!! 😀

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