Spinach and Pork Small Shell Pasta Recipe (serve hot or cold)

Spinach and Pork Small Shell Recipe (Hot or Cold, Serve 6-8)


Onion                                         1 small
Garlic                                          5 cloves
Pork/ Italian Spicy Sausage       1 pound
Salt                                             4 teaspoons
Ground Black Pepper                1.5 teaspoons
Small Shell Pasta           1 pound
Frozen Spinach                    1 pound
Tomatoes (diced)                       2 (medium)
Water                                         12 cups (4 quarts)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil                  3 tablespoons
Parmesan Cheese                    To taste

Steps for Hot Serve:
1. In a food processor, ground thick sliced onion, peeled garlic cloves, sliced pork and 1 teaspoon of salt altogether.

2. In a big pot, boil the water with 1 teaspoon of salt. Cook the pasta for 8 minutes or follow the package instruction.

3. In a sauce pan, heat up 1 tablespoon oil on medium high heat. Add the ground pork and 1 teaspoon of salt, cook until 80% done.

4. Add in frozen spinach, stir until soften.

5. Add in tomatoes, 1 teaspoon of salt and black pepper. Cook until the tomatoes reach desired firmness.

6. Drain the pasta and stir it with 2 tablespoons oil (prevent sticking). Pour the spinach and pork on top of the pasta, sprinkle some Parmesan cheese and serve.

Steps for Cold Serve:

1. Follow the same recipe for hot serve.

2. Cook the spinach and pork in advance. Cool it and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours or overnight.

3. Small shell pasta can be prepared in advance, cool it and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours. Or cook the pasta right before serving, put in an ice bath, drain and serve.

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3 Responses to Spinach and Pork Small Shell Pasta Recipe (serve hot or cold)

  1. Mr & Mrs Leung says:

    [版主回覆08/14/2012 12:49:47]係呀,健康又好味.

  2. 亞U says:

    [版主回覆08/15/2012 10:51:57]基本上所有意大利粉都一樣味道,只係形狀大小不同.

  3. Daisy says:

    我囡囡亦有敏感及出濕疹毛病, 好長手尾!!! 要快好返當然係服西藥, 好返後試清楚可能重有其它嘢令佢出疹, 一般出疹在食完或接解敏感原; 好快見到唔會等咁耐? 可能晴晴特别唔同反應~~祝: 晴晴 早日康復
    [版主回覆08/15/2012 10:55:13]晴晴已經無事啦,她是很奇怪的,每次都是第3天才出濕疹.家姐就一食鼓油出風難,不需半小時就開始全身出疹.嘉嘉現在有的不是風難,卻在雙腿長出紅紅的濕疹,已經搽了幾天類固醇.看來真的要日噴夜噴泉水,又每天沖花露水浴,希望有幫助.

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