My mother loves cookery books. She can bake quite well but has next to no self confidence in her cooking skills. She’s got.. 50-60 cookery books I’d guess, and other than baking recipes, I’ve never seen her use one. So. Tonight I told her that as its just us eating, I/we would cook something out of one of the books.
The book I’m using is called ‘Healthy one-dish cooking’ and I love that it encourages you to menu plan. I’m planning to scan in the first 15 or so pages; which tell you how to prepare food in different ways, including “rare fruit and vegetables” all the way to basics of chopping cheese into cubes and herbs; so I can refer to them at University.
So. Today’s recipe is Tagliatelle with Asparagus & Smoked Trout. Due to my fussy eating and the sudden urge to do this today, we’ll substitute some of the ingredients. Best of all, it gives you a rough time estimate! So for this dish, it aims to take around 10 minutes for preparation & 9 minutes cooking. I think we could likely get that down to 15 minutes altogether…
…It took twenty, but it was YUMMY!!
And Voila! The pictures:
I didn’t make an effort to make it look good, but it sure tasted awesome. If I may say so myself.
On a separate note, I’ve edited my 101 in 1001 section; I now have a shiny new list to make up for the issues I had with the 101 list. Feel free to leave a comment about your thoughts on it.