Sainsbury's have re-designed packaging and improved favourite products to launch their by Sainsbury's range, which covers more than 6,500 product ranges and is rolling out to stores nationwide.
To celebrate this, Sainsbury's have asked me to come up with my Kitchen Hero dish, and have challenged you to do the same. Featuring a store-cupboard essential, we all have a fail-safe, go-to recipe which we use time and again.
My Kitchen Hero product must be pasta. I always have dried pasta in the cupboard, and know that whatever else I have in the fridge, or times when I forget to get something out of the freezer, if I have pasta, I'll always be able to cook up a family meal.
The recipe I use most is this super-quick and tasty spaghetti with creamy cheese sauce and smoked salmon. I love it because it takes less than 5 minutes, the whole family are guaranteed to clear their plates, and I just adapt it to what I have in the fridge. Spaghetti is my favourite for this dish because it cooks so fast, but you can use any shape of pasta. I often use the better value salmon trimmings, or if I don't have salmon, add some lardons; bacon; chopped ham or tinned tuna. You can make it vegetarian too, and if there's been no fresh greenery in the fridge, I've been known to add a handful of frozen peas or sweetcorn instead.
You will need:
1 pack of soft cheese (I use Lacto free for my daughter, but any Philly style cheese will work)
You can add grated cheese of any variety that you happen to have in the fridge
by Sainsbury's dried spaghetti
Boil the water and add the pasta with a pinch of salt and a drop of olive oil.
While that's cooking, melt the cheese in a separate pan. Add a splash of milk if it's too thick. Add any other grated cheese you have, and a twist of black pepper.
Add the spinach to the pasta water for the last minute of cooking.
Drain, then serve the pasta, topped with slices of smoked salmon, the wilted spinach and finally pour over the cheese sauce.
So now I'm turning the challenge over to you. I want you to comment below with your Kitchen Hero signature dish, telling me your family favourite meal using at least one of the by Sainsbury's staple products. Leave me a comment describing the dish or link to a blog post if you've already written about it.
A panel of judges from Sainsbury's will pick their favourite and the winner will be awarded £50 Sainsbury's shopping voucher. There's an extra entry if you tweet and spread the word. Please tweet "I'm entering @missielizzieb's #kitchenheroes challenge http://bit.ly/ZDAGNR" Leave another comment saying you've tweeted. Make sure you leave a method of contact such as your email or Twitter ID so we can contact the winner.
The competition will close at 12:00 midday on Tuesday 14th My 2013. The prize is fulfilled by Sainsbury's and they are responsible for the judging process.
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