Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Baked Spiral Pasta w/ Pepperoni & Salami

Pasta....the many variations, how can you go wrong? Actually there are many ways, but let's skip that. ;) With this dish i made, everything was right and was even on time for dinner. I did this last Father's Day, and while i did get a lot pampering that day, i still wanted to do what i love doing, so they relented and let me cook for them. I opted to use Spirals since i always use spaghetti or other forms of it.
To do this, i used 5 minced cloves of garlic, 1 large onion, 1 large tomato, 1 large bell pepper (all three chopped), a can of sliced button mushrooms, 300 grams pepperoni, 300 grams salami, 1/2 kilo of ground chicken, 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp of dried basil, 1/2 tsp of dried thyme, 1/2 tsp of ground pepper, 1/2 tsp of paprika, lightly fried sliced hot dogs, sweet spaghetti sauce, a can of heavy cream, lots of cheese and chopped spring onions.
In hot oil, i cooked the garlic till fragrant, added the onions, the tomatoes, bell pepper followed by the mushroom, sliced pepperoni and salami (about a 100 grams each) then the ground chicken. Let this cook till no longer pink then add the ground black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, basil and thyme. After a few minutes, it really started to smell really good. I then added the spaghetti sauce and sliced hot dogs. Lightly simmer for a few minutes then turn of the heat then add the heavy cream and mix well.
Mix this with the pasta and place in a baking dish. Cover with pepperoni and salami ( i lightly fried mine or you can use an oven toaster). Top with lots and lots of cheese. Ideally, parsley should be used to finish this off, but since i forgot buy it, i used spring onions. I loved the way it turned out! Smelled great!
That's it! An instant hit, from the home to the office. A delicious Father's Day meal!

10 comments:

Jescel said...

hmnnn.... this is a nice variation for a fusili pasta. never thought of adding pepperoni. my hubby loves pepperoni on his pizza.. so maybe i'll try this. :O) Good idea!

peter said...

Thanks! I'm sure he'll love it! I have another idea for this. Hopefully i can do it by next week.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Now that is some serious pasta going on there - so many flavors! Looks so creamy!

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ces said...

this looks sinfully good! lots and lotsof cheese! i like that!

peter said...

Hi JennDZ, thanks for the warm welcome at the Blogroll.

Hi Ces,

You really can't go wrong with a lot of cheese! I'll add even more next time. :)

Anonymous said...

hi :-) wow from the pictures taken this really looks yummy...the chicken is a healthy alternative from pork or beef and also much cheaper...gotta try this on sunday since hubby and the boys loves pasta.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

oh my gosh! this is 9:16 am and i am drooling all over my keyboard...i love everything you serve in your blog. tasty tasty tasty!

peter said...

Thanks Rita! Anytime is a good time to drool over food! ;)

peter said...

Hi Anonymous, yes, i love using ground chicken! Hope your family likes it!

shatberi said...

hmmm...looks sooo yummy! i would definitely try this one...i'm sure my hubby would love this...