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Meatball Pasta

An Italian delicacy, my favorite ………..

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

FOR MEATBALLS

  • 500gms beef mince
  • 2 tbspns breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 brown onion

FOR SAUCE

  • 1 kilo blanched diced tomatoes
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • Your favourite seasonings
  • Some oregano
  • ½ tspn rosemary
  • 1 onion
  • 1 capsicum chopped
  • 300 gms sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic

FOR PASTA

  • Boiling water
  • 200 gms no. 5 spaghetti

FOR GARNISHING

  • Some grated parmesan cheese
  • Some fresh basil leaves

Procedure:

-In a chopper, put everything given for meatballs and process. Make small balls out of this mixture.

-Heat oil and fry meatballs.

-Boil and strain pasta according to the instructions given on the backside of the packet.

-Heat oil and fry garlic and onion until it is translucent.

-Add tomatoes and cook it covered on low heat until the tomatoes are loose.

-Add herbs spices capsicum and your favourite seasonings and mix. (I added salt, red chilli flakes, black pepper, white pepper and lemon) Add fried meatballs and cook covered for another 2 minutes.

-Now with a slotted spoon take out the meatballs in a separate bowl. Mix boiled pasta with marinara sauce.

-Divide the pasta into 4 – 6 portions. Place each portion in a bowl or shallow plate. Put some meatballs on top and garnish with some grated Parmesan cheese and basil leaves.

-Serve hot.

Pesto Chicken

Pesto Chicken is a very tasty and easy-to-make chicken and it is ideal For weight watchers + patients. A perfect dinner For cold winter nights …

Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken size 16 skinless
  • ¼ cup vinegar

FOR PESTO

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 big cloves of garlic
  • 4 green chillies
  • Some salt
  • Some Chinese salt
  • Some black pepper
  • 4 tbspns yogurt

VEGETABLES

  • 2 medium sized potatoes
  • 8 French beans / green beans
  • 2 mushrooms
  • 4 heads of broccoli
  • ½ cup peas
  • 1 carrot

Procedure:

-Wash chicken thoroughly and apply some vinegar on it. Keep aside For some time, minimum 4 hours and then wash again.

-Pat with a clean kitchen towel. Make some deep cuts in breasts and legs.

-In a blender, put all the ingredients of pesto and blend. Now apply this on chicken with your hands. Use your Fingers to apply in cuts.

-Refrigerate over a night.

-Wash and peel potatoes and carrots, trim off the ends of green beans, slice mushrooms and other vegetables.

-In a baking tray, place whole chicken and vegetables and pour the marinade all over. Bake in a preheated oven For an hour or more at 220 degrees Celsius.

-Hot sizzling chicken is ready to be served.

Outcome:

Tasty and different pesto Chicken is ready to be served.

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Tips:

-Apply nicely.

Servings:

This will serve 6 persons.