Tasty Tuesday this week brings you a very simple dish I made up from a few left overs and some ingredients I was given by a friend who works in catering.
To be honest it isn’t actually a very expensive dish to prepare and one that is so easy it would be a shame not to tell you about it here…
Today I offer you Shiitake Mushroom and Lean Mince Ragu with Pasta Penne.
Like the sound of it?
Well lets get on!
So what do we need?
- 200gms of Lean Pork Mince
- 1/2 a Red Onion Chopped
- 200gms (Dry Weight) Pasta Penne
- 1/4 Red Bell Pepper, 1/4 Orange, 1/4 Yellow. All de-seeded and chopped
- 2 small Chilli’s de-seeded and sliced
- 2 Cloves Garlic finely chopped
- 130gms Shiitake Mushrooms
- 500gms of Passata (Strained Tomato)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Parmesan Chees to taste
Firstly brown off the mince. Whilst that is cooking, measure out the 200gms of pasta and add to some water, bring to boil and simmer until pasta is cooked.
Chop and prepare the mixed peppers, onion, garlic and chilli’s
Then roughly cut up the Shiitake mushrooms
Once the mince is browned, drain off any excess fat and add the Passata.
Bing up to temperature and allow to simmer for 5 minutes before adding the pre prepared peppers, onion, garlic and chilli’s
Let that cook for 5 minutes allowing their flavours to mix
Take the cooked pasta and strain it
Then add the Ragu sauce which will be nice and thick by now
Before mixing in well and allowing to gently cook for several more minutes.
Serve in a Bariatric size bowl
And Eh, Voila!
Tasty, cheap and healthy. A little on the carbohydrate side but that is simply from the Penne. Season with salt and pepper to taste, it should be spicy and the peppers should still have the crunch from not being too over-cooked. Serve with some grated Parmesan Cheese for extra flavour.
FOOD DIARY: Sunday 12th July 2015
|Qty||Measure||Food||Calories (gr)||Protein (gr)||Carbs (gr)||Fat (gr)|
|2||Small||Rasher Smoked Bacon||244||52||0||35|
|1||150gms||Spicy Chicken Breast||172||33.4||1.3||3.4|
|1||160gms||Salmon In BBQ Sauce||282||25.5||2.7||18.75|
|Snacks||1||22gms||M and S Lentil Crisps||89||3||14.6||1.8|
|1/2||Small||Costa Chocolate Crunch||164.5||0||21.7||7.8|
So a days eating that felt right and was all fairly healthy (and high in protein) apart from the lentil crisps and the chocolate crunch and you know what, ordinarily I would beat myself up about the extra calories but I won’t even if I was still a lazy chap on the Sunday of this diary.
After all, we need to give ourselves a break every now and then don’t we…. 😉
As yesterday was yet another rest day, there is nothing to report but please do tune in for the screenshots tomorrow because after a three day lay off of exercise, I will be raring to go I am sure….
Stay out of the fridge.