Taco Pasta

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Taco Pasta

It's mix n match this time. A dish made using Italian ingredients and Mexican flavor. This lively combination will send your taste buds to different countries at the same time!


It’s about mix n match this time!

Taco Pasta

Cooking involves trial and error. Think of your kitchen as a research lab if you will! We have to take risks and dare to cook with different ingredients, flavors and try new combinations. Some of them can turn out disastrous but others can be lip smacking!

I am presenting here a dish made using Italian ingredients and Mexican flavor!

Taco Pasta

This is a mild pasta dish cooked in a Mexican flavored sauce. I use Taco seasoning combined with cream to make a rich creamy sauce. I toss the pasta in the taco sauce along with stir-fried veggies. Taco Seasoning has a hearty flavor that is not too spicy but warm enough to complement the vegetables and pasta.

This lively combination will send your taste buds to different countries at the same time!

Taco Pasta

Taco pasta

Makes - 3 Servings

Spaghetti - 1/2 pound
Taco Seasoning - 3 tbsps
Cream - 1 cup
White Wine/
Marsala Wine/broth
- 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 medium
Green bell pepper - 1/2
Red bell pepper - 1/2
Green peas - 1/4 cup
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tbsps

Cook pasta according to the directions on the box.

Heat oil in a pan, add veggies and stir-fry for 1- 2 minutes.

You can add vegetables of your choice. Mushroom and chicken are great add-ons for extra flavor.

Sprinkle 1 tbsp taco seasoning on the veggies and continue stirring until they are cooked but still crisp.

Remove the vegetables from the pan on to a plate and set aside.

In the same pan, add wine or broth to deglaze the pan.

You can replace wine with vegetable/chicken broth or use both.

Then, add the cream and taco seasoning. Stir to make sure it does not form lumps.

Cook for a few minutes until the liquid thickens to form a sauce.

Taste the sauce, and add salt and seasoning as required.

Color of the sauce depends on the taco seasoning you use. I use cheesy taco seasoning.

Add the cooked pasta and vegetables and toss it around in the sauce.

Remove from heat and serve hot with red pepper flakes or freshly ground pepper.


R Karthick said...

What a great way to start the day! Awesome pictures and post Pavi!

Anonymous said...

i like experimenting with food and mixing and maxing cuisines. This is a great creation.. and just by looking at it ... I can say how yummy it must be.

Anonymous said...

Love the beautiful & vibrant color- very innovative flavors!

Anonymous said...

your pictures look good... :)

An Open Book said...

oh my the pictures look absolutely fab...and taco pasta..that is even better:)

aipi said...

How unique n beautiful ~ lovely recipe n the pics are stunning!

Ambika said...

Omg!!! Why did I not stumble onto your blog earlier??? I love your page, and such brilliant photography!! I wish I will have such wonderfulphotoson my page for each and every post! Will be Your regular visitor from now on, and this taco pasta is heights of brilliance:)

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