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!
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!
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!
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.