Feel like cooking a great meal but don’t feel like going through the ordeal of shopping for all the ingredients? These two home recipes should satisfy your need for a home cooked meal from ingredients that you already have in your refrigerator or pantry.
This dish can be eaten cold or hot, as a meal on its own or as a side.
- 2 Cans of tuna
- 1 Packet of pasta shells
- 1 Onion
- 2 Tomatoes
- Mayonnaise or salad cream
- Ketchup or Tomato Sauce
- 3 Eggs
- Salt, herbs and spices to flavor
- Place your pasta shells in a large pot with rapidly boiling water.
- Add 1 tablespoon of salt and some oil into the water.
- Stir the pasta to prevent the shells from sticking together.
- Boil for 20 minutes or until soft but still rigid or firm.
- Strain immediately when ready. Boil the eggs until hard.
- Strain the water out of the cans of tuna and place in a large mixing bowl.
- Chop the onion finely and add to the tuna.
- If raw onion is not suitable, substitute with pickled cucumbers.
- Chop the tomatoes and add to the mix.
- Mix the ingredients together until they are well dispersed and the tuna flakes.
- Add about 1 cup of mayonnaise and 1/2 cup of thick, rich ketchup or tomato sauce.
- Add a little salt and some dehydrated herbs to taste.
- Add the pasta and stir through.
- Peel and mash the eggs with a fork – not too mushy, about the consistency for egg salad.
- Add to the tuna salad and sprinkle some paprika over.
- Substitute the pasta for lettuce for a fresher, healthier alternative.
2 Egg Omelette
Making an omelette is not as difficult as it is purported to be. A little practice and the result should be light, fluffy and tasty every time.
- 2 eggs
- Salt and Pepper
- Cheddar Cheese
- Sliced Onion
- Fried Bacon or Ham Pieces
- Red or Green Peppers
- Place the two eggs in a mixing bowl with 1/2 an eggshell of water. The eggs and water should ideally be at room temperature.
- Add a pinch of salt, a little ground black pepper and whisk until light and foamy.
- Melt about a tablespoon of butter in a pan on medium heat.
- Gently pour the egg mixture into the pan and cover with a lid.
- The lid will help the mixture cook through without burning.
- If the omelette starts browning on the bottom before being cooked through, lower the heat.
- Disperse your onions and peppers over half of the omelette while it is still cooking and replace the lid.
- When the egg is cooked at the top, add the cheese and cooked bacon or ham over the onion and peppers.
- Loosen the edges of the omelette and fold it over the ingredients you have added.
- Leave on the stove top just until the cheese start to melt, remove from the heat and serve.
Not only can both these home recipes be cooked with ingredients that you should have in your kitchen, they are simple and quick.