Saturday, July 26, 2014

{Travel Special}Tortellini In White Sauce


This blog has been quiet recently as I have been away for our family trip. It's the time of the year to be away from work, chores and just be on adventure with our little ones.

While we opt to enjoy local food and drink most of the time, places like Switzerland is just way too costly to dine out (imagine paying RM60 for one simple Burger King set), and sometimes after a long day out the little ones were just too exhausted to walk anymore (it's a DIY trip). These are the moments that call for simple home-cook. 

I got all the ingredients from the local marché (market) and cooked this simple pasta in white sauce with ham. Only took me 20 minutes and it was a really satisfying meal for everyone.

Preparation Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 15 min
Serving for: 3-4 pax


All fresh from the market:

• 300gm Tortellini pasta
• 1 cup of fresh milk 
• 1 packet of butter (above 1 spoonful)
• 100gm of ham, finely sliced
• 2 big spoon of cheddar cheese, roughly cut into cubes
• 1 egg (I did not buy any, so skipped)
• 8 brown mushrooms, briefly washed and sliced
• 6 sweet peas, washed and cut (in replacement for lack of basil leaves)
• salt & pepper to taste

The Making:
1. Melt the butter in a hot pan, toss in the mushrooms, stir fry for a minute then add in the sweet peas and ham. 

2. Let cook for about a minute, then add the milk, egg and cheese cubes. 

3. Let it boil for a minute or more until the cheese melted, add the Tortellini pasta, basil leaves and salt & pepper to taste. 

4. Close the lid and let the pasta simmer in the sauce for 10 minutes. If it gets too dry, add a little more milk.

5.Garnish with some basil leaves and serve hot. 

Bon appetite! 

Just some Tips for Cooking while Travelling: 

• opt for apartment / motel where kitchenette are provided so simple cooking is possible. In absence of kitchenette, can make sandwiches instead.

• Keep few packet of butters from the airplane meal or hotel buffet, it is great replacement for cooking oil (no point buying a bottle of cooking oil just to cook one meal! ;)


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    1. 王龙先生,

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  2. Love this simple dish! What kind of tortellini did you pair it with? I love that their are so many delicious store bought options.

    1. Hi Laura, I used tortellini viande, with pork filling. It was really exciting to see so many options available in the market :)