Trunk Notes – My Recipe Book

I store many different types of note in Trunk Notes. I plan my working week, keep track of bills and jot down new app ideas.

However my most popular tag is Recipes.

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The tag cloud from my HomePage

I am forever copy/pasting recipes from websites, but I also have some of my own creations.

Here is the Markdown for a simple pasta recipe I prepared and ate this evening. Since I didn’t get home until nearly 8pm and I wasn’t cooking for my girlfriend tonight this serves one person and can be ready in about 15 minutes…

SimpleMushroomChorizoPasta

Serves: 1

# Ingredients

 * 1 small onion, roughly chopped
 * 1/2 tin of chopped tomatoes
 * 1 large portobello mushroom, chopped
 * some chopped chorizo sausage
 * garlic infused olive oil
 * glug of red wine
 * some pasta
 * 1/2 teaspoon of mixed herbs
 * sea salt, pepper to taste

# Method

 1. Boil a kettle of water for the pasta
 1. In a large saucepan dry fry the chorizo sausage for a couple of minutes (might start smoking a little) - medium to high heat
 1. Add the mushroom and fry for a minute more. Make sure the mushroom is coated in the oil from the sausage
 1. Add the garlic infused olive oil and onion then saute on a lower heat for 2-3 minutes
 1. Throw the red wine into the pan together with the mixed herbs - should be bubbling
 1. Whilst the wine is being absorbed pour the hot water from the kettle into another saucepan together with some salt. Once the water is boiling nicely add the pasta and simmer for ten minutes (or whatever it tells you on the back of the packet)
 1. As soon as the pasta has been dropped into the water add the tin of chopped tomatoes to the sausage, mushrooms and onion. If you like add some salt and pepper. Stir every couple of minutes and make sure the heat isn’t too high that the sauce dries up
 1. When the pasta is ready drain all but a couple of tablespoons of the water. Toss the pasta with the sauce and serve

I apologise for “some pasta” and “some chopped chorizo sausage” – I use whatever feels appropriate for my hunger!

 

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