Here are some pictures of my weekend <3 And yes, all those food pictures, the only thing I take snaps of haha.
This weekend I had a visit from a friend from England so I took her downtown and showed her around. We went for a lunch visit to “Hlemmur Mathöll” and tried out the vegan burrito. It was very good, had a lot of mushrooms and I love mushrooms! On Saturday evening we had a nice dinner at “Apotek restaurant”, one of my favourite restaurants In Iceland. So good food there.
Sunday was a very easy day, exactly how Sunday’s should always be. I prepared an easy but very good Sunday dinner for me and S <3. Lamb prime, oven-roasted potatoes, fried broccoli, mushrooms and red onion with a white wine sauce. Yummy.
A perfect weekday dish, easy to prepare and yes it’s good! This is a typical Swedish dish “Pytt i panna”, it literally means mixed food in small pieces, as you can see. It’s quick to prepare, specially if you have some left overs of potatoes (boiled) or some protein. Just add some chopped onions, salt and pepper and that’s it!
This time I made a “Pytt i panna” with a bbq sausage and a very yummy horseradish cream.
YOU NEED: 4 port.
Pytt i panna
500 g sausage
600 grams of cooked cold potatoes
salt and pepper
butter for frying
A simple pasta dish that is cooked “all-in-one”, in a creamy tomato sauce and it’s ready in only 30 minutes.
Here at home, pasta dishes are a huge favorite and I love to cook different kinds and this time I wanted to try something a little different.
I made a creamy tomato sauce instead of the usual red sauce. I cooked ground beef and pasta together, poured in tomato sauce and then added a little cream at the end. Easy peasy!
I used Strozzapreti pasta, it was what I had at home. It is a bit thicker than regular pasta, so I needed to cook it a little longer than usual, about 20 min. But you can use any kind of pasta you want :)
150 g Bacon
400 g of minced beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
500 g tomato sauce
5 dl water
400 g pasta
2 tablespoons Italian spice mix
2 1/2 dl cream
1dl freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish
1 dl chopped parsley for garnish
Start by cutting the bacon into small pieces and fry in a dry pan until they are crispy. Put them on a plate with kitchen paper. Set aside.
In a large saucepan or frying pan, fry the onion in olive oil until soft. Add the beef and fry until brown.
Add garlic, salt and pepper.
Stir in the tomato sauce, water and pasta.
Cover and cook on high heat for about 10 minutes or until the pasta is “al dente”. Add the Italian spice, reduce the heat to medium low, and stir in the cream.
Cook over low heat until the sauce begins to thicken. Taste then with more salt and pepper if needed.
Sprinkle the crispy bacon and chopped parsley on top of the pasta and serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.