On Sunday, I made Paella, from a combination of three sets of directions, plus the this and that. Last night, I made a pasta dish with a small piece of salmon, plus spinach & tomato, which I had to use up and then I was on my own. It needed more liquid so I added lemon juice and then some white wine. I had forgotten to start with onions and garlic so I added scallions and left out the garlic. I also added Basil, Paprika and Cayenne. I put noodles on to boil and when they were ready tossed them in the pan with the sauce I had just made. It was delicious and I'm sorry now that I didn't take a picture.
I don't consider myself a cook, but I wonder if cooks start out this way. They understand the basics, know procedures and just add ingredients to create something that really tastes.
Tonight we are having a guest over and I'll be making pasta with clams. My husband insists that I follow a recipe from one of our cook books. I do - but I secretly make one change. I don't fry the fresh Basil with the bacon. I add it when I add the tomatoes and wine. Just had to be a little different.
|pasta with clams|
Have a delicious day!!