It’s mango season and they are finally ripe, tasty and affordable here in Melbourne, so I thought it was good timing to add this recipe. I know not everyone likes the combination of fruit with meat or poultry, but the mustard, port and spring onions make it sound quite appealing.
In this recipe cooked pasta with a cheese and mustard sauce is pressed into a pie dish and baked to form a crust. The filling of chicken, leek, carrot and zucchini is added and then topped with more of the pasta mix. A quite different sort of chicken and vegetable pie.
Mum chopped this recipe off the back of a packet of Sunrice. The packet has a use by date of 15 Apr 2005 so it’s a fairly recent recipe as far as her collection goes. The tomato pasta sauce also gives it’s age away.
You can tell this an 80s recipe by the lovely wooden bowl and spoon in the picture. Not convinced that the spoon would be much good for getting the casserole out of the bowl though. Think a more modern metal one would do a far better job.
Everyone has a quick pasta recipe these days and at first glance this one doesn’t seem all that unusual, but back when Mum cut this one out it was a fairly new idea for her. At that time the only pasta dish she made spaghetti bolognese.
I’m usually very lazy and buy marinated chicken wings from the supermarket, but having found this recipe I’m now wondering why. I especially like the tip about not leaving the wings too long in the marinade because the bought ones obviously have been and are very dark.