Being the CARB lover that I am, I probably consume pasta at least two nights a week. Orzo, Udon and Whole Wheat Noodles make music in my tummy. The week brought energy lows to a new level, and I noticed a hankerin for meat. Lucky for me, Germany offers many cured and smoked fresh meats (meaning, NO preservatives!). Proscuitto is easy to come by. Thanks for shipping, so are melons. Usually, I devour these as appetizers, but I decided to turn the flavor combos into a main dish.
Sauteed in pan (with a bit of spray) three slices of proscuitto and 2 gloves garlic, 1/4 C sliced onion, T. of corriander seeds, untl the meat sweats and seeds pop. Take off heat for 5 minutes.
On side, I whipped up 1/3 C. Quark (you can use 1/4 C. Greek Yogurt with a little buttermilk) with a squeeze of a little lemon, about 1 T. Salt and Pepper…add back into pan with meat, and simmer on low for 15. Add in two servings of pasta, 1 C. fresh melon, and 1/4 C. Fresh Parmesan…Stir up until cheese is melty.
MY WORD! THIS WAS MY BEST MEAL I’VE MADE FOR MYSELF IN WEEKS! YOU HAVE TO TRY IT OUT!
Do you have “creative” pizza or pasta combinations? Any ideas?