Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Quick Turkey/Chicken Pasta


I'm hesitant to even post this recipe, because it includes an ingredient most of you probably will never get ahold of - a special ready-made cold sauce with herbs. However, no worries, you can probably get pretty good results with any nice non-tomato ready-made sauce, and perhaps add a little bit of thyme to that. And the point of this pasta is that it's a great way to use up leftovers, and it's fast to make, so don't fret about it. The orange goes extraordinarily well with the rest of the ingredients, and makes this unusual and, actually, quite sophisticated.

Quick Turkey/Chicken Pasta
Serves 4

4-500 g fresh tagliatelle
Meat from one cooked chicken, or from the same amount of turkey
200 g button mushrooms
150 g mangetout (snow peas)
1 red onion
500 ml ready-made herby sauce (I use Kelda Örtkryddad), and a splash of milk
the zest and juice from one orange
olive oil

Slice the onion thinly, and dice the mushrooms. Cut the snow peas if you want to, or keep them whole. Rip the chicken or turkey into bite-sized pieces.

Fry the onion, mushrooms and snow peas in a little bit of olive oil until softened. Add the sauce, and add orange juice and a splash of milk to thin it out a little. Heat the chicken or turkey in the sauce, and add orange zest to taste. Season with salt and pepper.

Boil the pasta in plenty of lightly salted water and then mix with the sauce.

Recipe in Swedish:
Kalkon- eller kycklingpasta


glamah16 said...

Does it come in a Tetra pack? Maybe when I come this summer I can bring some back. Sounds good.

Anne said...

It does, but it needs to be kept cool. Might survive the trip well wrapped in something insulating though, but the best bet is to try it while you're here. Although now that I think about it, I have a nagging suspicion it might be discontinued. They're re-vamping their line of cold sauces, and I'm not sure I saw it in the new round-up.

glamah16 said...

Thanks. Typical business, revamp, discontinue, etc.when you get used to one thng.