Raya delights with San Remo Pasta and recipe

May 21, 2015

Ramadhan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri is coming soon, as the month of thanksgiving and blessings for Muslims, it is quite common to serve traditional dishes for family and guests. To be creative and makes your meal more attractive, get the goodness of pasta in mouth-watering dishes cooked in Malaysian style. San Remo, the largest dry pasta manufacturer in Australia is reinventing traditional pasta dishes with signature local spices to entice the taste buds of Malaysians during Ramadhan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
San Remo has wide range of products and 19 wholesome dry pasta varieties. Made from 100% durum wheat, San Remo's pasta is certified halal, GMO free and contains no artificial colouring and preservatives.

San Remo held a cooking demonstration today to show just how versatile pasta can be.
Inspired by the Ramadhan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri, top local chef Collin Lim presented 2 delicious and healthy localised pasta dishes, he matched each type of pasta with a blend of ingredients, fresh herbs and spices which can easily make at home. The local style recipes are not only suitable to use during festival but also as an everyday staple. 
San Remo small shell in Kuah Kacang Daging
Recipe    ( serving 4-5 pax | preparation time : 30-35 minutes )
Ingredients :
200g   San Remo small shell
400g  Peanuts, fried and ground
300g  Beef , cut into small crunch and boiled
200ml  beef stocks
50g  Dried shrimp, blended
15 dried chilies, blended
8 onions, blended
4 garlic, blended
1 lemongrass, spank it
4cm Galangal, spank it
3cm shrimp paste (belacan)
4 tbsp dark brown sugar
1 tbsp tamarind juice
3 tbsp cooking oil
salt to taste

  1. Cooked Sam Remo small shell as per instruction printed on packaging.
  2. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan. Saute blended ingredients together with lemongrass, galangal and shrimps paste till fragrant.
  3. Add in boiled beef, peanuts and beef stock. Let it simmer for about 6-8 minutes.
  4. Add in tamarind juice, dark brown sugar and enough salt. Simmer again for few minutes till all ingredients cooked well.
  5. Pour peanut sauce on top of San Remo small shell and ready to serve.

* Chef Tips : Beef can be substitute with chicken or mutton. Make sure to use dark brown sugar or Gula Melaka for a nice brownish golden gravy. When frying peanuts, use a slow heat to avoid the peanuts burns. 
San Remo angel hair Kuah Kari
Recipe    ( serving 4-5 pax | preparation time : 20-25 minutes )
Ingredients A :
250g  San Remo angel hair
100g  mussel
100g  medium size prawns, peeled
50g  bean sprouts - cleaned
4-5 long beans, cut into 4cm
3 long eggplants, cut thin into 4cm and deep fried
2 eggs, hard boiled and peeled. Lime, red chilli and spring onion, sliced thinly (for garnishing)

Ingredients B (gravy) :
1L coconut milk
3 tbsp curry powder
1 tbsp chili paste
1 large onion, blended
4 garlic, blended
50g dried shrimps, blended
3cm shrimp paste (belacan)
3 tbsp cooking oil
sugar, salt & pepper to taste

  1. Cooked Sam Remo angel hair as per instruction printed on packaging.
  2. For the gravy : heat cooking oil in a pot. Saute blended ingredients till fragrant. Add shrimps paste, chilli paste and curry powder. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  3. pour in coconut milk and simmer for about 10 minutes in medium heat. Add in mussel and prawns.
  4. Add a little bit of sugar, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Pour the curry gravy and garnish with all ingredients on top of San Remo angel hair. Ready to serve.

* Chef Tips : Best to serve immediately. Mussel can be substitute with chicken or cockles. Coconut milk can be replaced with low fat milk. When frying the chilli paste and curry powder, make sure to continue stirring it to avoid the paste burns.
We had fun in a cooking contest of San Remo today, divided all of us into a teams of six and each group was asked to prepare a dish with the ingredients provided in 20 minutes time.
5 pretty chef LoL!
* photo credits to K.Kiat Photography
7 team's creative dishes, guess which dish belongs to our team?
" Deng Deng Deng" here is it! looks good right? 
Too bad, we are not the champion team, our pasta is too spicy =P 
* photo credits to K.Kiat Photography
San Remo is bringing a fresh take to pasta by combining it with familiar Raya favourites for a fusion of tastes that most will be unable to resist. Celebrate with San Remo Pasta to makes your gathering more festive. 
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