The choice of dish for Eating With Ellie is a shrimp pad thai, something I can't have, being kosher. I subbed in turkey to make the dish work and the turkey was a good fit. Thanks to Glennis for selecting this.
I had some cute problems making this dish. I bought a bag of shredded cole slaw and when I went to get the components of the recipe, I discovered the cabbage was bad. As a result, I made a tiny faux salad to show you how it looked with slaw. Then I made my own meal without the cole slaw and that is the other dish.
|Without the slaw|
When I had put it all together, I thought to myself, this would be better warm rather than as a cold salad. I took the bowl and put it into the microwave for about a minute. It was delicious. I would make this as a main course, a little heavier on the protein, served hot.
Ellie mentions, in the beginning of her book, Weeknight Wonders, that she gets these recipes to be under thirty minutes, by using her time wisely. This is translated to using down time (pasta cooking, cake baking) to do another part of the recipe. Unfortunately for me, this did not work, in this recipe, for me.
I, generally like to get everything prepared ahead of time and lined up to go which is not what Ellie prescribes. I read this recipe through three times to break down the jobs. It made little sense to me, the way it was presented, using time in the best way (supposedly).
I did cook the pasta first and while it was cooking, I got the ingredients for the dressing, as well as the herbs and the rest of the ingredients. I shredded my carrots and julienned the basil, at this point so it would be with the remaining ingredients.
|With the slaw|
Somewhere in here, I cooked the eggs and readied them to go into the dish. Ellie did not say whether to break the scrambled egg into small pieces but I did that. I did not find the directions clear but that could have been just me.
After this, I dumped everything into the dish and heated it. Voila, I had myself a delicious meal.
I can't wait to see what the other members of the group have made this week. Join me at Eating with Ellie to find out. If you would like to make this dish do so and link up to this page. We would love to have you join us.
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