Was my day off today and figured I'll cook up a pasta dinner I saw on the Asian Food Channel. Recipe's all based on what I can remember. Yah, I think this would be the first time I'm whipping something up based entirely on what I can remember watching on TV a couple of nites ago. No written notes, measurements or going online to look for recipes, I mean I could but hey ... I wanna see how good or bad I am.
Well, the fact that I'm writing bout it means it's ok. Oh, almost forgot ... what I made was linguine with clams in white wine. <^;^>
Started with a half-hour trek on foot (WTF, that's the nearest wet market!) to Tekka Market for fresh mussels. Mussels sold at supermarkets are either frozen half-shelled ones or are already opened and shrink-wrapped. Yes, the original plan was linguine with mussels in white wine sauce. Well, there were no fresh mussels today, was told there'll be fresh ones tomorrow. And hell, if I'm gonna walk all the way back empty-handed! Settled for these clams instead.
So bout six hours later based on what I can remember as well as gut feeling, got some garlic, grapeseed oil and bacon.
Sauteed the bacon. Be generous with the grapeseed oil and watch out for the sizzling oil!
Got ready the white wine and the pasta. There goes the last bottle of white wine in the house.
Once the bacon looked done. Toss in the clams, followed by two glasses of white wine. That's what I remembered watching on TV. Got two pots cooking at the same time. Forgot to buy parsley while getting the bacon in the afternoon at Raffles City.
Ok, so it was edible, not bad but definitely room for improvement. First off, I forgot the bacon was already salty enough on its own, didn't ready need to add any more salt. The sauce was a little too salty. Next, needs more garlic too.
Now here's something I saw at Anime Festival Asia over the weekend. The new set of MOS Burger phone straps! Resisted getting them but you should be able to get them at the nearest gashapon machines.