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Last time I made lasagna must be more than 2 years ago..  I still remember back in more than 10 years ago, I made 3 pans of lasagna for a x’mas party.  I clumsily dropped one pan of lasagna onto the carpet when I transported the hot pans from kitchen to the car.  That was a terrible x’mas as I ended up washing and cleaning that spot (which is still visibly slight orange) in my living room everyday for a week.

This time, I want to make it as I am hosting a dinner for 9 ppl on my working day.  It’s a dish that you can prepare the sauce the day before so it takes only another hour to prepare all the cheese mixtures and assemble layers.  I think this time it has been the most successful lasagna I made, as I used diced tomatoes and tomato paste to make thicker and more flavored sauce.

Lasagna with spinach ricotta layer

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More perishable items that I need to use up this week:  about 4 tbsp of tomato paste (from Milestrone soup), 3 thick slices of pancetta, a lot of cheese, half a bag of mixed seafood in the freezer, and a lot of parsley from aerogarden.

These combination only allows me to do one thing: making pasta that I can throw everything in.  Dinner was ready in 30 minutes.

Seafood pasta with Tomato

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Uni Pasta


My husband cannot forget the taste of the uni pasta from Cafe Hiro when we visited LA a few years ago.  We bought fresh sea urchins, and I searched internet for the very few recipes that may look promising and combined all the ingredients to come up with this version.  It’s not even 70% like the one we had from LA.  Anyways, it’s a good enough homemade uni pasta recipe to share.

Uni spaghetti

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La Carbonara


We went to a restaurant in Rome which is run by an old Italian lady (recommended by Rick Steves) .  The set menu was only $25 EUR per person with a lot of dishes.  The evening was filled with delicious homemade food,  a big pitch of red wine (at least 700mL for both of us), then finish off with a clementine dessert.  The true surprise was  the La Carbonara.  Usually it has soggy bacon / pancetta bites in the few Italian restaurants we visited.  This restaurant had super crispy cured pork fat.  We were pleasantly surprised as the small pieces of deep fried pork cubes reminded my husband of his favorite noodle dish back in Malaysia.

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