This recipe is adapted from The Best of The Best of Bridge cookbook. It's full of flavourful and not-too-difficult recipes. This pasta dish is simple, healthy, and light. Our family loves it!
Fresh Pear and Curry Pasta
1/2 small onion, chopped 2 T oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 T medium curry paste 1 tsp tomato paste 2 T honey 2 cups chicken broth 1 unpeeled ripe pear, sliced in thin wedges 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped 2 T cream or milk 3 T chopped cilantro Rotini, bow tie or shells pasta
In a frying pan over medium heat, saute onion in oil until soft. Add garlic and curry paste and stir 2-3 minutes. Add tomato paste and honey and stir another 2 minutes. Add broth, increase heat to medium high and boil gently, reducing liquid to less than 1 cup. (This takes about 15 minutes - now is a good time to start cooking the pasta).
Add pear slices and cook for one minute. Add tomatoes and cream and stir another 2 minutes. Stir in chopped cilantro. Pour over pasta and toss gently.
Although I've been slacking lately in the menu-planning department, it isn't because I haven't been cooking. Quite the contrary, actually. I've been cooking - and baking - lots, I just don't seem to have had the time to get organized enough to type everything out.
With a few over-ripe bananas lying around my kitchen counter, I'm hoping to make Beach Mama's banana bread in the next day or two. I just have to get rid of all this coffee cake lying around our house, first. My husband demanded I make another after my book club nearly devoured all of the first one!
Although I may be a Crafty Mom, I have not always been crafty in the kitchen. It has only been since I had a family that my love for cooking has developed. I am always looking for new, easy and fun recipes to share with my gang of Things. Weekly menu planning has saved my life and truly makes my entire life easier. I have one very picky eater, so simple and kid-friendly recipes are always catching my eye.