Pumpkin cous cous twice

Hi everyone!

Today a very very quick lunch or dinner dish idea …

Pumpkin cous cous. I already did a pumkin cous cous dish here in my blog but … in latin they say “repetita adiuvant”, which means to repeat helps. So …

Let’s start cutting the pumpkin in small cubes (the size up to you).

In a sauce pan heat some extra virgin olive oil with a couple of pieces of garlic.

If you wish you could add a blond onion or shallot, also cut in small pieces.

Stirr.

Add the pumkin.

Stirr and let it cook.

Pumpkins are softer than carrots, but they need a bit of time to cook. So be patient and just check from time to time the consistence of the cubes. They don’t have to become too soft, but just softer than raw. But we are speaking about minutes (not hours!).

Pumpkin are quite rich in water so you will see stirring that it won’t burn, just lower the flame if you are afraid of burning, but don’t worry, and it is nicer a bit crispy more than watery.

Once the pumpkin is cooked just add some cous cous. And go on stirring. Add some water too, but not too much.

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The cous cous will incorporate the water, and grow in size.

Stirr a few minutes. And that’s it!

Decorate the plate with a leaf of persil and some ginger powder.

Add extra virgin olive oil. No other spices if you want to keep the dish quite delicate. Ginger already adds a touch of zest.

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And enjoy then!

 

Thanks for reading me … and see you next!

Take care

Smoked salmon and rocked salad pasta

Today a quick but yummy dish:

pasta with smoked salmon and rocked salad.

First of all on one side in a sauce pan boil the pasta. Add it to the water only once it is boiling. Stirr and cook till it is “al dente”. (tasting is always the best way to check the perfect cooking point).

On the other hand in a sauce pan stirr in some extra virgin oil one onion, cut in small pieces together with some pieces of garlic.

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When the onions are a bit cooked add the smoked salmon cut in small pieces, and stirr.

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Add the pasta and the rocked salad.

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Stirr.

And that’s it!

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Some ginger powder to decorate and extra virgin olive oil to garnish.

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And enjoy!

Simple, quick and simply delicious!

Thanks for reading me once more!

Take care and see you next!

 

Barbara

 

Brown rice with salmon and pumpkin …

Today something new …

Brown rice, with salmon and pumpkin!!!

Healthy pumkin (vitamin A) and salmon (rich in omega-3) …

Let’s start with cutting one onion (blond as well is fine), and some garlic.

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Stirr them in a sauce pan with some extra virgin olive oil (not too much).

Then cut the pumpking in small cubes (pieces).

Add it in the sauce pan when the onions are a bit shrunk. Stirr and let the pumpkin cook and become softer.

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Next to the sauce pan with the pumpkin, cook some brown rice.

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Then add the smoked salmon cut in small pieces.

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Stirr. Then add the persil cut in small pieces too.

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Add the rice, and go on stirring for a very few minutes.

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And that’s it!

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Enjoy! and garnish with extra virgin olive oil and some ginger powder!

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Fantastic … and a bit Oriental too … and it takes 20 minutes, no more.

Thanks and see you next …