Final Cooking Blog

Main dish: Fettuccini Pasta with Sautéed Prawns

Side dish: Green Salad

Appetizer: Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bites

I planned for my meal to be some of the favourites in our household. I chose to make 3 meals; for an appetizer I made Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bites, using a recipe I found online. My family really enjoys the Cauliflower appetizer from the Keg Restaurant so I tried to make a similar dish. I chose this dish because it reminds me of the good times we have when we go out to the Keg for dinner as a family, normally to celebrate one of our Birthdays.

For the main course I made Fettuccini Pasta with sautéed Prawns, this was a basic dish, just boiled the pasta until it was al dente and sautéed the Prawns in olive oil and garlic. Pasta is one of my favourite all time dishes. So it was an easy choice for me to make it as a main dish. I enjoy the texture of the pasta plus the prawns turned out just perfect, firm but tender.

For the side dish I chose to make a Green Salad with homemade Italian dressing (Mom’s recipe). Pasta can be heavy and very filling so I thought a nice green salad with romain lettuce, cucumbers, baby tomatoes and a bit of feta cheese would be a good side dish to complement the pasta dish.

Before starting I checked what I needed to buy. Likely we had most of the ingredients the only ones we had to go shopping for were the Cauliflower, lettuce and the Prawns. I prepared the appetizer first, following the recipe I found online. While the Cauliflower was baking in the oven I prepared the sesame sauce to go with the baked Cauliflower. One thing I would change if I make the sesame sauce again is cut down on the garlic, we all found it a bit to strong. Once the Cauliflower was golden brown I took it out of the oven an put it aside along with the sesame sauce. During this time I had put a pot of water boiling to cook the pasta, once the pasta was about done, I sautéed the Prawns, these took no time. I then put the salad together quickly so that the rest of the meal did not get cold.

Trying to finish everything at once was a bit of challenge but I managed without to much trouble! I believe I shown strength in the following skill by being able to multi-task in getting all the different dishes completed at the same time. I set the table quickly for me and my family and sat down to enjoy a very delicious meal. This meal reflects who I am because the appetizer reminds me of how much fun we have as a family, the pasta dish is one of my all time favourite foods, and salad is a staple at our table most evening. #foodsblock4

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