Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pasta En Papillote

Awww..one dish meal is great if it is well flavored ...came back late from work yesterday, so I made a simple one dish meal for the both of us.  I love cooking en papillotte....especially if it is a one dish meal like this. Mmmm pasta with my favorite fresh button mushrooms and  flavored with basil and white wine....simply slurpy !  Easy to prepare and Elin alone knows how wonderful this dish was :p   Seriously, it was a satisfying dinner for the both of us.  Healthy , delicious and a no fuss meal all en papillote.

While the spaghetti was cooking in the pot, I went around gathering leftovers from the fridge. some fresh brown and white button mushrooms and some pan fried breast fillets....ran to the garden, plucked some Thai basil leaves...sliced some garlic , some bird eye's chilli and the remnants of panfried meat....and by then the spaghetti was cooked half way through , drained the spaghetti in a sieve and leave aside while I sauteed the garlic and chilli with grapeseed oil. Add in the sliced mushrooms and continue to stir fry till half cooked. Before dishing up , add in black pepper to taste.

Get ready  a piece of greaseproof paper ( big enough to wrap the pasta ) and place on a big plate. Place the half cooked spaghetti on the base, pour in the sauteed mushrooms on top of the spaghetti and place the basil leaves on top. Pour in 1/2 cup of chicken stock and 1/4 cup of white wine ( optional) . Wrap up the pasta into a packet and baked in the oven at 180ÂșC for 20 minutes.  Serve hot.

this is truly a no fuss one dish meal...simple and yet aromatic.....
basil is a wonderful herb to add to the pasta...and of course
 the white wine infused into the pasta made it perfect.

I know how wonderful it is to cook food en papillotte :)) for it helps to seal in the flavor. And at the same time keeps the food warm, while I go for a shower :p   A papillotte  each to ourselves LOL!  I sat in front of the idiot box with my tired feet up and indulging in this flavorful one dish meal while watching the drama ....ahhh... this is what I called enjoying a feel of heaven on earth and  a wonderful way to end a Monday ...... what do you say ? * oink oink

Have a great day.......

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  1. You have so much of fresh button mushrooms in it. That's what I love. :)

  2. Yum! Looks good... Can't for my tuition classes to end for the year, then I can start experimenting with my cooking too...

  3. Oh this looks crazy delicious !! :) Would love to try this but we don't have white wine, or an oven .... T.T

  4. elin, i just done papillotte last week, also with pasta, that was really good! i'm very sure this is yummydelicious! shall post it up next week!

  5. I heart one dish meal, energy saving.

  6. Wow...that truly is a delicious meal!!

  7. Kathy...yea slightly spicy

    Little Inbox...haha mushrooms are my favorite :)

    Arthur...haha...no need to wait till end of the year to prepare this one dish meal. It is easy and no fuss and energy saving kind of dish :)

    Claire...nope not vegetarian...leftovers from the fridge and pan fried chicken fillets :p

    Joanna....you can opt out the white wine...you can take the small ovenette back for this when you come back on your next sem break :)

    Lizzy....yea...mushrooms, basil and pasta...I am glad you are sold !:))

    Kelly...yea , a delicious and no fuss meal :)

    Lena...I am so glad you share the same opinion that cooking en papillote makes the food taste better:)) Looking forward to your post on it :)

    Christine....give me a five * wink thin kthe same as you...simple and energy saving :)))

    Kate...yessss delish ! :)

  8. This looks absolutely incredible! I love that you wrapped up individual dinners! Delicious!

  9. Ann...yea...wrapping them in individual packages makes serving dinner interesting :)

  10. This looks mouth-wateringly good. I love anything made with mushrooms and your pasta is really appealing. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  11. I said I want to come over for the dinner! Yummy!

  12. what a perfect pasta dish! I love mushrooms and the stir fried meat is a great addition! I have never seen anyone wrap it up like that though, brilliant!
    Thanks for teaching the piggy chef something!

  13. Congratulations on making Top 9 with this dish - it's incredible!

  14. Very cool with the wrapping! Stroke of genius :) This pasta looks amazingly good

  15. I love cooking en papilotte, but I never thought to incorporate pasta - how clever! Congrats on Top 9!!

  16. Hi,
    Elin, this is a very intereting way of cooking the pasta, i must give it a try as it looks simply delicious, in fact , anything that churns out from your kitchen looks good to me.

  17. I love one dish meals too - perfect for after work.

  18. i love one dish meal like this! Full of flavour and nutrition and I'm sure that it's tasty too.

    Thanks for your comment in my blog, appreciate it. :-)

  19. i would love to come home to this pasta dish. Hubby doesn't care much about mushrooms but I love pairing them with pasta, mmm

  20. I love spicy food. I have never added chili padi inside pasta before. Now I am going to try it.

  21. This looks amazing, Elin. I cannot turn down anything with mushrooms.

  22. Mary...you too have a nice day :)

    Chef Dennis...you are welcome :) we learn from each other :)

    Angie...sure do come over :)


    Ann...thanks :)

    Parsley...do try it out en papillote ...you wil love the aroma trap in the papillote :)

    Trix..thanks..being on Top 9 encouraged me much :)

    Sem..thanks for your kind words :)

    Cakelaw...yea I love one dish meal..less washing :)

    Piggy..you are welcome :) I love your blog and will be peeping in most time . I learn a lot from you :)

    Roxana...yea for me I love mushrooms in pasta and pizza too :)

    CNA duties...thanks for dropping by...I spiciness and I can't live without chilli...a must have item during meals :) thus adding a few bird eye's chilli spice up the pasta :)

    Adriana...same same over here...I love mushrooms :)


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