Monday, February 8, 2010

Delicious fish pasta, even if I do say so myself...

OK, so after the breakfast drama on Saturday, and the refreshing dragonfruit, I tackled lunch.

On weekdays, Lauren takes brown rice with her meals, so I try to cook something different for her on the weekends. I cook enough for the two kids, but Angelica won't touch my food.

She's at the rice and soup stage. I ONLY WANT RICE AND SOUP, MOMMY! NO MEAT, NO VEGES! YUCK, IS THAT CHICKEN YOU'RE HIDING IN MY RICE? TAKE IT OUT! Yes, she's at THAT stage. So I leave her be. Sometimes if I put enough cheese in the food I cook, she may take a few bites.

Back to Lauren. And lunch.

This is a really tasty fish pasta, and I didn't even have to add any salt or seasonings!

Add cauliflower to boiling water and boil for about 5 minutes. Midway, add in sliced fresh button mushrooms. This makes the whole dish fragrant. You can substitute with Japanese mushrooms. Add a few strips of wakame (bigger pieces) and arame (thin strips). Remove from water and set aside. Use the same water to boil 2 handfuls of quinoa pasta elbows for about 10 minutes or until soft. Drain and set aside.

Add garlic to virgin olive oil and fry for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and move around until disintegrated. Add fish. I usually steam a big fish and scrap the flesh and pack them into ice-cube trays for easy cooking later. For this, I used two cubes of frozen cooked fish. I stir them around for a while and they thaw completely. You can add some chicken stock at this stage if you prefer. I didn't have any, so I left it out. Add in cooked cauliflower, mushrooms and seaweed. Stir in cooked pasta.

The mushrooms, cauliflower and seaweed makes the meal robust and flavourful, while the fish adds to the tastiness of the meal.

I sprinkle with black sesame seeds, raw cherry tomatoes (great for little hands to learn self-feeding, although watch your kid carefully while she's eating it) and parsley. Serve hot.

This will be a great meal to make for adults as well.


Sunitha said...

Hi Elaine, I tried this recipe during the weekend for my 2 year old and he gobbled it up in super quick time. Thanks a whole bunch.:) I look forward to trying out more of your recipes.Thanks for sharing.


Elaine said...

Hi Sunitha,
So happy your baby likes this:) )

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