Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year's Pasta

Having made a successful Shrimp Salad combined with some other dishes, our Media Noche turned into a little feast. So me and my family decided we'd just have a simple dinner on the first day of the year, some Sliced ham and a loaf of bread maybe.

We went to Pink Sisters in Tagaytay cause my mom wanted to go to church, then eventually decided to drop by Starbucks Tagaytay for some coffee. Parking was hell so we decided to go to the other branch by Robinsons Tagaytay.

My mom's "mom instincts" kicked in and went inside the supermarket. There, I saw some asparagus (a lot cheaper there) and said "Pasta na lang tayo mamaya", So we grabbed a couple bundles and bought some bacon and the simple dinner turned into my New Year's Pasta.


(kitchen stuff)

- Tooth Picks (the round ones)

(The Pasta)

- 1/2 kilo Spaghetti noodles

- 1/4 kilo Lean Ground Pork

- 1/2 block cheese(grated)

- 1/2 Garlic (minced)

-1 whole White Onion (diced)

- Medium sachet Spaghetti Sauce(Italian Style)

- Tomato catsup

- White Sugar

- Salt

- Pepper

- Oregano

- Cooking and Olive Oil


- Bacon 250g

- Asparagus 48-60 pieces

- 6 Crabsticks

-Sliced Fiesta Ham

Preparing the Pasta :

1. Cook Noodles in a pan of boiling water with about a 2-4 tbsp of a mixture of Olive and cooking oil and seasoned with some salt on medium heat

2. Cooking the Sauce

a. Sauté minced Garlic and diced Onion in a pan till the onion Carameliize

b. Add Ground Pork and sauté till cooked to a bit brownish pigment

c. Add Spaghetti Sauce

d. Add about 1/2 a cup of Tomato Catsup

e. Add about 4-5 tbsp of White Sugar

f. Season with Salt and Pepper

g. Add 1 tbsp of dried Oregano

h. Cook for about 15 min on medium heat stirring every now and then

Preparing the Topping:

1. Asparagus

a. Chop the Asparagus till about mid Point(this depends on your desired length)

b. Wash The Asparagus(this is so important)

2. Slice the Crabsticks into halves

3. Wrap together 5 stalks of Asparagus and 1/2 a Crabstick with bacon and seal with a tooth pick

4. After wrapping all 12 sets, we're ready to COOK

5. On a Stovetop Grille, cook the Wraps on medium heat. Cook each side for about 3 min or till bacon and Asparagus are cooked

6.Grille the Sliced Ham


1. Put some noodles on a big Plate.

2. Top with the Spaghetti Sauce and Grated Cheese

3. Place the Asparagus Wrap on top forming a pyramid

4. Add the Grilled Ham beside the Asparagus Wrap Pyramid

Enjoy..this is nice and quite heavy, but really fun to make.

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