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PESTO COATED SMASHED POTATOES

 

Hello!!!!!

I am back with another interesting recipe this Monday. An appetizer to treat your family and friends for all occasions.This is a crowd please for sure and will leave your guests craving for more. Loaded with cheese and herbs will take this humble potato to a new level.There are close to 4,000 varieties of potato including common commercial varieties and come in different colors too.

My humble contribution for #172 #Foodiemonday # Bloghop theme #InternationakFeast as suggested by our fellow blogger  Mayuri dee who blogs at https://mayuris-jikoni.com .A simple dish loved by many all over the world.The potatoes are coated with pesto and loaded with cheese and herbs.Calling all potato lovers to try this  lipsmacking dish .

Recipe for Pesto Coated Smashed Potatoes:

Ingredients:

10 Potaotes (Medium sized or Baby potatoes)

Salt to taste

1.5 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Tsp Dill leaves to sprinkling

1 Tsp Chilli Flakes for Sprinkling

1 Tsp Pepper Powder for Sprinkling

1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese

For Pesto:

1 Cup Chopped Coriander( 250 ml cup)

3 Garlic Pods

2 Tsp Olive oil

1/4 Cup Roasted Cashews

1 Tbsp Lime Juice

1 Green Chilli

Salt to taste

Method:

Grind all the ingredients of pesto to a fine paste and keep it aside.

Boil the potatoes with 1/4 Tsp salt. Once done transfer the potatoes on to  the baking tray with parchment paper. Just smash the potatoes using a flat surface of a glass  or a potato masher. Sprinkle some salt and pepper and drizzle some olive oil. Place the tray in a pre heated oven at 180 C for about 15 mins. Now remove the tray and reverse the sides. Sprinkle salt and pepper an drizzle olive oil. Now place the tray in the oven for another 15 mins. Once done remove the tray from the oven. Sprinkle  cheese generously ,chilli flakes and dried dill. Drizzle the pesto over the roasted potatoes and place it in the oven for another 10 mins.

Once done remove from the oven .Transfer it to a plate. Drizzle the remaining pesto and serve.

Enjoy with family and friends!!!!!!

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Cheesy Penne Pasta

Hola !!!!!!!!

Pasta is  a traditional dish from Italy. Pasta is  a simple dish which comes in many varieties due to its versatility. Some pasta dishes are served as a first course in Italy because the portion sizes are small and simple. Pasta is also prepared in light lunches, such as salads or large portion sizes for dinner. It can be prepared by hand or food processor and served hot or cold. Pasta sauces vary in taste, color and texture.Fresh Pasta can be made at home and you can make it to suit your palette.

My boys love Pasta.It is easy to cook and today I will share with you a very simple recipe that I learnt from my older son who first made it in school.Since then this is regularly made at home.My Son is a budding cook who is a great fan of Gordan Ramsay and tries to reciprocate his style and recipes at home. I am so lucky as he cooks for us whenever he is able to spare some time from his regular routine.

For our 84th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme of #Pastamania my contribution is this simple Cheesy Penne Pasta.

Recipe for Cheesy Penne Pasta:

Ingredients:

2 Cups Pasta (cook as per instructions on the packet)

1 Cup Cheddar Cheese

1/4 Cup Permesan Cheese

1 Tsp Oregano

1 Tsp dried Basil

1/2 Tsp Italian herbs

Salt to Taste

4 Tsp EVOO

Method:

Cook the pasta with 1 tsp EVOO and some salt as per instructions on the packet.Heat a thick bottom pan.Add 2 Tsp olive oil. Toss the cooked pasta for 2 minutes. Sprinkle all the herbs and salt to taste (if needed) and mix well. Saute for a few seconds.Switch off the flame.

Grease a  glass bowl with the remaining EVOO. Pour the pasta onto the greased bowl. Sprinkle both the cheese generously over the paste and bake at 190C for about 20 mins.

Serve hot and enjoy this simple yummy pasta without any fancy sauces.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!