On the Easy Street Pasta

One thing I love about my bf is that as long as I give him to eat some sort of pasta dish he will eat it! No matter what I throw into the pan, as long as he sees spaghetti or any other short cut pasta his mind goes like “oh it’s pasta. Must be good”

The reason why I like this is that it allows me to experiment with new ideas, try things out and space things up a bit.

Yesterday for example I had no idea what to make for lunch. In the fridge I had about 100 g of ground beef, eggs and a few slices of salami. Not enough at all to feed 2 people, unless combining those ingredients together and use’ em to make some kind of pasta sauce.

I know this is not going to win any culinary price (as most of my recipes) but this is what goes on in my kitchen. I have to be honest with you: this pasta dish turned out to be quite tasty.

You might want to give it a try!

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 200 g short cut pasta
  • 40 g salami milano
  • 100 g ground beef
  • 200 ml heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1+2 tsp salt
  • fresh chopped parsley
  • black pepper

In a skillet heat 2 tbsp of oil and the ground beef

Saute’ the meat for a few minutes, add 1 tsp of salt

Pour in 1/2 cup of white wine (the dry stuff), turn on the heat and let the wine evaporate

Next up, grab a few slices of salami milano

and cut it up into strips

Add it to the skillet

Stir around

then pour in about 200 ml heavy cream. Adjust with salt if necessary

Let it simmer for about 5-10 min

In the meantime cook in boiling water any kind of short cut pasta you like. Remember to add salt to the water (about 2 tsp would do just fine, but add more/or less according to you taste)

In a bowl crack in 1 egg, add 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, a pinch of salt and some black pepper

Beat it up

Drain pasta and throw it into the skillet

Stir around so that it can fall in love with the sauce

Remove from heat and pour in the egg mixture

Stir energetically to combine all the ingredients together

Serve with chopped parsley

And Enjoy!

One serving provides:

  • Calories: 629
  • Fat: 43 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Protein: 22.7 g

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.