When Hubs and I started living together, I can only cook Adobo and Bistek. Those were my favorite and I really made sure I learn them for when I was staying at my own apartment during college. It was Hubs who thought me how to really cook. And I think I can do a good job now. He may not agree but I got a couple of fans already, right friends?
Hubs is a strict teacher and very hard to please when it comes to food. Until now, we fight about how I cook. I love to experiment. I usually pick recipes online and try to make it my own. If I do that to a recipe he thought me, he most likely will have strong comments about it. And I'll always feel bad and defensive What I've learned to do to avoid conflict is to cook food he does not know how to. He loves cooking more savory foods and Bicol Delicacies. That's when I started being the family "expert" for pasta. He knows how to cook them but just don't have the passion.
The most requested recipe is the Basic Tomato Basil Pasta with Longganisa Meatballs. Spicy Shrimp and Spaghetti Aglio Olio is another favorite but we don't cook it much because Yaya is allergic and I don't like having separate meals for one household. My sisters love the Tuna Carbonara. One of these days, I'd sit down and post my recipes.
For now, let me share this simple Carbonara Recipe from Jolly Foods that I will try this week:
JOLLY FETTUCCINE A LA CARBONARA
500 grams Al Dente Fettuccine, cooked
2 Tablespoon (30 grams) butter
150 grams bacon
1 piece (50 grams) white onion, chopped
1 can (400 grams) JOLLY Whole Mushrooms, sliced
1 cup JOLLY COW FRESH MILK
1 can (298 grams) JOLLY Cream of Mushroom Soup
1⁄2 teaspoon (2.5 grams) salt, iodized
1⁄4 teaspoon (1 gram) black pepper, ground
1⁄4 teaspoon (1.2 grams) ground nutmeg
3 Tablespoon (45 grams) grated parmesan cheese
1. Heat pan and sweat bacon, onions and Jolly Whole Mushrooms in butter until cooked.
2. Pour in Jolly Cow Fresh Milk and Jolly Cream of Mushroom Soup. Stir well until there no more lumps.
3. Simmer until the sauce thickens.
4. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
5. Toss in Al Dente Fettuccine pasta and top with parmesan cheese.
Yield: 5 - 6 servings
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Jolly is the number 1 mushroom brand in the country. It is known for its consistent quality and a wide variety of mushroom cuts such as Whole Mushrooms, Pieces and Stems, Premium Sliced Mushrooms, and Shiitake Mushrooms. Another popular product under the Jolly brand is Jolly Cream of Mushroom.
Sourced from the US and made from the finest ingredients, Jolly Cream of Mushroom is sure to add excitement to your pasta and other culinary dishes. You can also enjoy it simply as a soup.
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