lunch

Ever wondered what to put in that macaroni to make it look and taste exactly like the one you ate at the Chinese restaurant/buffet?  I did. First, I thought soy sauce was the secret, turns out it is only part of the solution.  Way too salty to be the only ingredient browning the macaroni… hum… let’s Wordpress it!

Here you go, finding this amazing and easy recipe, ready in 1/2 hour (4 servings):

Yum-Me Chinese Macaroni

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of cooked macaroni (al dente)
  • 1 pound of raw medium ground beef or porc (or a mix)
  • 1 1/2 Cup of raw vegetables sliced or chopped (put more if you like but you will have to adjust the liquid)
    • My macaroni will have anything that is left in the fridge: celery, mushrooms, green and red peppers, zucchinis, onions, cauliflowers.
  • 1 table spoon of olive oil

The Sauce

  • 1 1/4 Cup of beef broth
  • 3 crushed garlic cloves or 1 tea spoon of prepared garlic
  • 1/8 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup of molasses
  • 1 table spoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • Black pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. In a super large frying pan heat the olive oil,
  2. fry the veggies until tender (save into a bowl aside)
  3. Use the same hot frying pan to brown the meat
  4. Meanwhile, mix the ingredient for the sauce.
  5. When the meat is half-way cooked, pour half of the sauce in the frying pan
  6. Let it cook on medium heat for about 3 to 5 minutes or until the meat has absorbed half the sauce.
  7. Add the softened veggies (without the water at the bottom of the bowl!) and the macaroni
  8. Mix well
  9. Pour what is left of the sauce
  10. Grind and add a dash of black pepper
  11. Let it simmer on low heat until the liquid is completely absorbed
  12. Serve immediately
This recipe is a 100% Logan approved and is great for lunches! I you like pasta recipes, please check out the 2 Salmons Spaghetti Recipe – easy and absolute delight.
I would love to hear about how you enjoyed your meal or to receive your suggestions. Is there anything to add in the ingredients or the preparation steps?  Please let me know so we can make this a meal to put on the menu every week.

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You will want to share it with all your friends once you’ve tried. 😉

Ingredients

  • 340g of raw spaghettis
  • 1 cooked small salmon filet
  • ½ smoked salmon pack of 300g
  • 2 small ripened tomatoes cut in half then in slices
  • 1 ½ Cup of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 bunch of minced green onions (or more to taste)
  • ½ Cup of milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. In a big saucepan, get the water to boil to cook the pastas following instructions on the package. At the end of the cooking time, pick at least 1 cup of the water before draining. (This will help thickening the sauce.)
  2. Meanwhile, cook the salmon either by poaching or frying in a pan.
  3. In a big pan, brown the mushrooms. Once browning is satisfying, add the tomatoes, the cooked salmon and ½ of the minced green onions.
  4. Once they are smoothened, add a bit of the pasta water to wet.
  5. Add the smoked salmon and the rest of the green onions.
  6. Add the milk.
  7. Seasoned to taste.
  8. Let it simmer on low for about 5 minutes. Add pasta water the keep the sauce-like consistency.
  9. Add the spaghettis and serve immediately.
  10. Enjoy!

Pssstttt! This makes perfect lunch and is 100% Logan approved (my son).

Please comment or share using the buttons if you liked this recipe. If you are a fish fan, you might want to try the Recette de poisson blanc méditerranéen facile et très rapide.

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Les repas réconfortants n’ont pas besoin d’être frits ou de la restauration rapide. Voici une recette facile, prête en 20 minutes, qui vous convaincra!Vous aurez envie de la partager avec tous vos amis.

Ingrédients

  • 340g de spaghettis non cuits
  • I petit filet de saumon cuit
  • ½ pqt de saumon fumé de 300g
  • 2 petites tomates bien mûres coupées en 2 puis en tranches
  • 1.5 T de champignons tranchés
  • 1 botte d’oignons verts émincés (ou plus si vous aimez)
  • ½ T de lait
  • Sel et poivre au goût

Préparation

  1. Dans un grand chaudron, mettre l’eau à bouillir pour cuire les pâte. Lorsqu’elle bout, suivre les indications sur l’emballage pour cuire vos pâte à la perfection. À la fin de la cuisson, prélever au moins une tasse de l’eau des pâtes avant d’égoutter. (Pour épaissir la sauce plus tard.)
  2. Pendant ce temps, faites pocher ou cuire votre saumon. Salez et poivrez pour assaisonner.
  3. Dans une grande casserole, faites revenir les champignons. Quand ils sont bien dorés, ajouter les tomates, le saumon cuit et la moitié des oignons verts hachés.
  4. Quand tout est semi-tendre, ajouter un peu de l’eau des pâtes pour mouiller le tout.
  5. Ajouter le saumon fumé et le reste des oignons verts.
  6. Ajouter le lait.
  7. Assaisonner au gout.
  8. Laisser mijoter à feu doux pendant 5 minutes en ajoutant un peu d’eau des pâtes si c’est nécessaire pour la consistance de la sauce.
  9. Incorporer les spaghettis et service immédiatement.
  10. Savourez

Pssstttt! C’est le lunch parfait et est 100% approuvé par mon fils Logan.

SVP commentez ou partagez en utilisant les boutons ci-dessous si vous avez aimé cette recette! Si vous êtes fan de poisson, vous voulez sûrement essayer ma Recette de poisson blanc méditerranéen facile et très rapide.

Ou pour le dessert, le parfait dessert réconfortant, le fameux Brookie Junkie!