I recently enjoyed an amazing pasta at the Kit Kat Club that was served in a Mustard Cream Sauce. This sauce blew my mind and so I decided to re create it at home with my own Foodventure twist. The result is delicious and really simple. This dish takes about 10 minutes to make (minus the time to slow roast the tomatoes) and you won’t be disappointed.
- 2 cups of slow roasted tomatoes (click here for a link to my recipe)
- 4 shallots loosely chopped to roast with the tomatoes
- 3 Italian sausages, meat removed from casings and crumbled (i used 2 hot and 1 mild)
- 3/4 cup of dry white wine
- 3/4 cup of 5% cream
- 3 tablespoons of dijon mustard
- 2 cups of penne
- 1 1/2 cups of arugula
- Freshly grated parmesan cheese to taste
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente; drain. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet. Add the sausage meat and brown over moderately high heat, about 5 minutes. Add the wine and simmer, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom, until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add the cream and mustard and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat, In a bowl combine the pasta, roasted tomatoes and sausage. Toss to coat. Top with fresh arugula and fresh grated parm cheese. Serve at once.
A few weeks ago, my super singing friend Todd came over and taught me how to make Dumplings. We created 3 different delicious dumpling recipes all made with the same pork base. I was surprise by how easy dumplings where to make. My favorite were the green onion and ginger pork dumplings; fried or steamed they will not disappoint.
- 3 cups of flour
- 1 cup of Lukewarm water
- 1 pound of pork
- 1 tbsp of sesame oil
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of cornstarch
- 1 tsp of oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp of Ginger
- 1 bunch of green onions
- In a bowl combine your flour and water. Hand Mix well (until it’s smooth), cover and let sit for at least 10 minutes.
- While your dough is resting prep your pork filling! In a bowl combine your filling ingredients and mix well.
- Once your filling is prepped it will be time to knead your dough. (Click on this link for a great video on how to hand knead your dough.)
- Roll out your dough into a thin layer and cut into 3 inch circles. (Wine Glass size!)
- Lightly wet the inside edges of your wrapper with water. (Use your finger!) Scoop about 1 tsp of raw filling into the centre of your wrapper and fold over making sure the ends meet. Press down firmly on the ends to seal.
- You can cook your dumplings in several different ways: Steam, Boil or Fry. To boil: Fill your pot with cold water and a good helping of salt. Add your dumplings to the boiling water and cook for about 3-5 minutes (just because they float to the top doesn’t mean that they are ready)
- Serve with green onions and dipping sauce. (I should do a post on dipping sauces yum but until then you can click here for some ideas.)
It’s weekend! Make some dumplings.
As I sit here and type this blog, all I smell is delicious pork…that’s because i just took some Ham and Cheese Scones out of the oven. The blueberry scones that I baked a few weeks ago turned out to be so easy and such a hit that I decided I wanted to try and make a savory scone. You will noticed that the photo’s of the savory scones start with the addition of the ham and onions. You can read more about the basics of Scone Making here from my previous post featuring blueberry scones.
Ingredients List: Makes 10 servings.
- 2-1/4 cups flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2-1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup cold butter
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup combined of caramalized onion and cooked ham
- 3/4 cup of Smoked Gouda Grated
- 1 Tbsp of Dijon Mustard
*Click on the picture for a step by step explanation of how to make Ham and Cheese Scones:
Before you start…Preheat your Oven to 425 degree’s and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cook your onions on low heat for about 20 minutes and add your ham to the mixture once the onions are nice and soft. Once you are ready to go: Mix your dry ingredients into a bowl and then….
I prefer these scones over the blueberry ones but that’s only because of my love affair with pork and cheese. After a month away from home, I leave Ottawa 0n Sunday. I cannot wait to get back and enjoy the fall! Thanks for reading! Enjoy your scones.
Whenever I am hosting an event someone usually requests THIS delicious appetizer. It is always well received and is seriously addictive. Last night, i celebrated my dear friends K2’s bachelorette soiree and the night started off with a cocktail party. This was one of the dishes that was served.
- 2 8oz cans of water chestnuts
- 1 package of bacon
- 1/3 cup of Soya Sauce
- 1/4 cup of Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 tbsp of Sriracha Sauce
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 package of Toothpicks
*Click on the picture for a step by step explanation of how to make Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
Thanks to Henry and Adam for hosting the cocktail portion of the evening! Such a huge success! I cannot wait for the wedding woooot woooot only 2 or so weeks away.
Thanks for reading!