| This is another recipe not entirely unlike "Poorly Cooked Eggs". Its design is more to indicate a blend of ingredients tossed into pasta, with a hearty cream based sauce. It's not a "fixed" recipe, per se. In fact, It's a dish or ... a "method" which I lovingly call "Pasta à la Stuff in DJ's Fridge" (I usually replace "stuff" with a stronger term, but ... this is a family blog). When I tell people I might make "Pasta à la Stuff in DJ's Fridge" ... they come a runnin'!|
I use this dish as a "treat". It's a rare treat, thus it's more than 10 grams, but I only eat it about once a month. If you're on induction, or early in your weight loss travels ... stop reading ... right now.
There are 4 essential parts to this dish: Stir Fried Stuff, Pasta, Cheese and Cream Sauce.
The basic ratio which yields four hearty portions is: 4 servings of pasta to 1 cup of heavy cream. There's virtually no limit to the amount of "stuff" allowed, nor is there a particular limit to cheese. Here, your main limitation is the number of net carbs you're limiting yourself to.
To make it, you would sauté the stuff, while boiling the pasta (be sure to under cook the pasta, by about two minutes!). About the time the stuff is properly stir fried, you will strain the pasta. Add the cream to the hot stuff. This should boil and immediately begin reducing. Add your strained hot pasta and toss in the sauce for about 90 seconds. In the final 30 seconds, toss in your cheese. Serve!
"Stuff" could be just about any vegetable or meat, but I use a lot of chicken and sausage. Veggies can be onions, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, yellow squah, asparagus, green beans, different varieties of mushrooms, all manner of herbs, spinach, etc.
Cream is pretty much ... cream ... but you can add more "stuff" to the cream, such as ... (not all at the same time) mustard, pesto, sun dried tomato pesto, capers, chopped olives, etc. Flavorings, basically. Not too much!
Cheese ... I almost always use grated parmesan and chunks of fresh mozzarella, but you could use goats cheese, brie, feta, blue cheese, etc. You know ... cheese!
Finally, the pasta. Just read the box! Really anything will do!
That's the basic idea behind "Pasta ala Stuff in DJ's Fridge".
Dreamfield's Nutrition Disclaimer: Due to the magic of the fiber coated matrix, a single 56 gram portion is shown as having 5 grams of digestable carbs. However, my recipe system isn't designed to display their nutrition information in the magical way in which they've been able to. As a result, I'm fudging the numbers to show 42 grams of carbs, with 37 grams of fiber. Technically, this isn't true, but it's the only way to have the math display numbers that match Dreamfield's claims.