One-pot recipe. Seen them everywhere on facebook, pinterest and elsewhere.
I am especially tempted on cooking pasta in one pot. Thought it wouldn’t be such a bad idea as the method of throwing everything into one pot will save me having to boil the pasta in separate bowl.
I tried once with fresh pasta, cooked marinara pasta. Alas, the pasta ended up with ‘no bite’ and although I hate wasting food, I had to throw the rest away after a couple of days. What a waste to those otherwise fresh seafood.
Most would have given up. Once bitten twice shy, but not me. I could not resist to try it once more, this time with dry macaroni.
Today’s cooking was pumpkin with corned beef soup with a glass of pinot noir. Tasted deliciously rich and creamy till I added the dry macaroni. The end result was more macaroni than soup. Again there was ‘no bite’ to the macaroni even though I added it right at the very end and simmered for only a short time.
Oh well, this time I won’t waste the leftovers. I guess they will make good fillings for pastries or pies.
If I dare to try a third time (after saying ‘never again to one-pot recipe’), I believe the pasta should only be cooked for a very short time, even though they may not be cooked right through, the hot soup will continue to cook the pasta even after the heat is turned off. That’s what I learnt after two failed attempts !
Who likes cooking one-pot recipe, anyone?