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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Say G'day Saturday Linky Party {40} ~ Asian Style Spaghetti Recipe

Welcome friends to Natasha in Oz! I can't believe that it's been so long since my last post and my last Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party!

Say G'day Saturday Linky Party {40} ~ Asian Style Spaghetti Recipe



I really had such a terrible time with that awful virus but I'm finally feeling well again and am ready to get back to my poor neglected blog! Thanks so much to my very sweet bloggy friends for your get-well wishes while I was sick. I really appreciate your kindness!

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This week I have been back in the kitchen and have been cooking non-stop! It's been so good to cook and bake again. Here's some yummy cupcakes I baked for a bake sale at Maddy's school. They were all sold within minutes!

Say G'day Saturday - Asian Style Spaghetti - Natasha in Oz - cupcake image

For this week's Say G'day Party I am sharing a recipe that our family recently enjoyed. It is for an Asian style bolognese sauce that is made with hoisin and soy sauces instead of tomatoes and Five Spice Powder instead oregano!

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    If your family is like mine pasta is a staple ingredient in your pantry because it is so versatile, inexpensive and delicious! Big Al would eat spaghetti every single night if he could-he loves it! The rest of us on the other hand need a bit more variety! Most of the time I cook a tomato sauce made with ground veal and pork for my Italian style spaghetti but this Eastern style sauce is made with minced chicken and lots of Asian flavours. It was an instant hit with all members of the family and has become a favourite supper for Big Al! This East-meets-West Spaghetti with Ground Chicken is quick and full of interesting flavours. I'm sure you'll love it....Itmay even become a regular dish for your #SundaySupper! 

  • Say G'day Saturday - Asian Style Spaghetti - Natasha in Oz


     

    Asian Style Spaghetti
    Serves 4
  • Ingredients 3 Tbsp peanut oil (One of my Twitter friends and an old Uni pal suggests using rice bran oil instead of peanut oil which will cater to families with nut allergy sufferers. It has a high smoke point and no flavour. Thanks for tip Yale!)

    1/4 cup finely chopped garlic 1 Tbsp finely chopped ginger 1 red onion, finely diced
      1/2 teaspoon each of Chinese Five Spice, Mixed Spices and Onion Powder
      Say G'day Saturday - Asian Style Spaghetti - Natasha in Oz - spices image
        1/2 cup hoisin,  1 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tbsp kecap manis, 2 tbsp Soy Sauce and 2 teaspoons Maggi Seasoning. 
        Say G'day Saturday - Asian Style Spaghetti - Natasha in Oz - Asian condiments image

          1 lb ground free range chicken
          1/2 cup rice wine (or sherry) 1 cup water I box of your favourite spaghetti Vegetables such as sliced fresh mushrooms, sliced fresh snow peas, green beans, shredded carrots...anything you like!
            Method:
            In a large nonstick skillet, heat peanut oil (or any oil that doesn't have an overpowering flavour) over medium heat. Add ground chicken and fry until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, onion and spices and cook for 5 minutes. Add sauces and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add rice wine and water and bring to a simmer. Cook until consistency is fairly thick, similar to bolognaise sauce, 30-40 minutes. Sometimes it takes longer for the sauce to thicken up, so I turn up the heat to medium high to speed up the process. Just remember to stir it more frequently. While sauce is simmering cook the pasta according to package directions then drain in a colander.

          About 5 minutes before serving add vegetables so that they remain crisp and don't overcook.

          Say G'day Saturday - Asian Style Spaghetti - Natasha in Oz - cooking image

          When ready to eat, place pasta and chicken in serving bowls and sprinkle with peanuts instead of parmesan cheese to add a final Eastern flourish!

          Say G'day Saturday - Asian Style Spaghetti - Natasha in Oz

          • Serve immediately and enjoy!
          Say G'day Saturday - Asian Style Spaghetti - Natasha in Oz - East Meets West Pasta


            So, what have you been making, crafting, baking or creating while I've been out of the Blogosphere!? Perhaps you have blogged about your favourite #SundaySupper, holiday destination or a room in your home? If so I would love it if you could link up your post to this week's Say G'Day Party!

             
            is a weekly link up where you can share any posts that you are proud of! 
            You can share your favourite post of the week, 
            a post about your favourite Instagram pictures, 
            Pinterest round up posts, 
            recipes, tutorials, craft or decorating ideas!

            If would like to join in with my Say G'day Saturday party, just link up the url of the post you would like us to visit to the linky tool below. Please also link back to me by adding a text link to NatashainOz.com or one of these bespoke buttons to your posts!



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          Thanks for joining in! Don't forget to come back later so you can say G'day to bloggers from around the world!

          Thank you so much for visiting me today in my little corner of the world Down Under! Please be sure to come back on Sunday to hear my favourite song for the week at this week's #SundaySong Linky Party!


          Best wishes for a wonderful weekend!

          Natasha In Oz 


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          38 comments:

          1. Thanks for hosting....have a wonderful weekend : )

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          2. Really glad to hear you're feeling better, Natasha.
            Hope you have a great weekend! ♥

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          3. I am glad that you are well and return to blog and kitchen. The recipe with pasta and Asian flavors seem delicious. Here in Greece, cook with tomato sauce or mushrooms or ground beef. I'll try your wonderful recipe. Thanks for the share with us.
            Olympia

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          4. Glad you are feeling better, N! Thanks for hosting! Your dish sounds good.

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          5. that looks delicious! i have the traditional
            italian spaghetti on for tonight! i will
            certainly try your asian inspired recipe
            soon.

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          6. I lived in Asia for 12 years and find kiwi food quite bland. I love your twist on Italian Spaghetti and will have to try it out.

            I am linking up today, I tried a couple of weeks ago but your page wasn't up. Glad to see I can link up again.

            Lee ☺

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          7. Natasha, glad to know that you are now feeling better. This spaghetti looks delicious. I'll give it a try.
            Thanks for hosting. Good to have you back! ~ Sarah

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          8. Hi lovely lady.
            Your food looks so Yummy.
            Thanks so much for hosting your linky party so sweet of you. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
            XXOO Diane

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          9. so glad to see you're back! and i'd be crazy not to think those cupcakes look scrumpcious!
            G'day!

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          10. Thanks for hosting this party. The Asian pasta dish looks delicious, I think my family would love it too.

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          11. This look delicious! I am so glad you are feeling better! Thank you for hosting!
            Sherry

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          12. Looks so yummy!

            Hope you'd come and link with me in my Color Connection meme through my PINK entry.

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          13. Thanks for visiting our site and for the sweet comment. Also, thanks for the invite we have added your party to our list!!

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          14. Thanks for hosting. Have a great day.

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          15. And so glad you are feeling better!

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          16. Glad you are feeling better!
            Yummy! I've never heard of Asian style spaghetti. Sounds delish!

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          17. Welcome back Nstasha!:) Glad to hear that you're feeling better!

            Thanks for hosting this party

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          18. Lovely to hear your cheerful voice in the blogosphere Natasha! Love your recipe - a new twist on an old favourite xx

            Anna (My Design Ethos)

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          19. the food looks so yummy.


            Pink in the Sink. Have a lovely weekend.

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          20. Hi Natasha, I found your site through a link on another blog. I'm your newest follower. Thanks for hosting the party. Looks like fun.

            Liz

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          21. Glad you're feeling better. The recipe looks delicious, I enjoy Chinese food so am looking forward to trying this variation on a theme.
            Keep well.
            Diana

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          22. yea! Another reason to eat pasta. This looks yummy. Than you for the linky too. Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things linky party xo

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          23. Hi Natasha! Thanks for hosting this great party! New follower too ;) Have a great week!

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          24. Thanks, I am joining your party.

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          25. Interesting recipe. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

            - The Tablescaper

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          26. These all look so good! We are so glad you came to another week of our fun "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Please join us again! -The Sisters

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          27. Natasha, Thanks so much for the invite. I'm all linked up and am now following your blog too. I would love to invite you to share at my Creative Thursday Link Party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. Have a great week.

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          28. I'm so glad you are feeling better!! It's fun to be in the kitchen again, after a long time away, isn't it?

            Looks delicious!! I like Hoisin sauce. I've used it several times for stir fry.

            I'm pinning this. Thanks for sharing at Romance on a Dime!!

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          29. Yum! I saw you at A Bowl Full Of Lemons, and wanted to invite you to link up at http://www.firsthomelovelife.com/2012/05/whats-cooking-wednesday-1.html

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          30. That recipe sounds amazing... what an idea! Yum yum.
            xxx

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          31. So glad you're feeling better! This recipe is fascinating! I'd never have imagined this! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
            Kathy

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          32. Hi Natasha,
            Your Spaghetti looks wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
            Miz Helen

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          33. Natasha,
            This looks so yummy! I can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Thursday this week. I couldn’t do these parties without you. Can’t wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.
            Michelle

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