Another one pot pasta approach: this time we don’t use any Mediterranean herbs, but seafood flavours & cream for a absolutely creamy finish.
Imagine you are coming home after a stressful day in the office to in your shop… This heavenly pasta dish will take you less than half an hour!
What do we need?
- thin spaghetti
- ground saffron
- a carrot
- some spring onions
- seafood stock
- …& shrimps!
For seafood stock rely on your trusted food store – shrimps come out of the freezer. (You should defrost them… it doesn’t take too much time!)
We chop the vegetables & mix stock, cream & saffron.
We start w/ frying the chopped vegetables in some olive oil for about 4-5 min. Then we add the shrimps & the cream mix.
Add the spaghetti – make sure before starting that the pan is large enough for the spaghetti!
Bring the mess to a boil & let it simmer for some minutes until the spaghetti are soft – as soft as you like it. The liquid will be soaked up…
It’s time now to summarize all about one pot pasta:
- Always use pasta suitable for easy & fast cooking (no chunky pasta!).
- The pasta in a one pot pasta approach always needs some more minutes than in plain boiling water.
- Water is fine in most cases, but sometimes a stock is recommended for stronger flavouring.
- A strong flavoring is always necessary & essential for one pot pasta affairs.
- All pasta is made for 2 people (maybe 3). Therefore a pan is right. If you want to produce more – much more – then rely on a solid pot.
- It is meant to be a light & quick weekday dinner.
- Do always w/o meat which generally needs a longer frying time. The same is valid for any „solid“ vegetables.
- Rely on dried herbs because of the flavoring & cooking in liquid.
- Rely on grated cheese or cream if you think you’ll need a more creaminess.
Best of all: there is only a pan to be cleaned afterwards (besides the bowls/plates…)!
The businesswoman w/ too many office hours thinks
So we now did a Mediterranean fish pasta, a simple tomato pasta, a saffronised seafood pasta, a bacon-mushroom-pecorino pasta… always in the same pot… always mouth-watering… always quick & dirty…
It’s perfect! (I think there are lots of more combination – when sticking to the rules!)