Angel Hair Pasta Soup

Angel Hair Pasta Soup

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Cooking for one can be quite a hassle, so I usually have to settle for “fast food” like takeaway, instant noodles or a bowl of museli with milk. It’s not that I hate instant noodles or fast food, I love them. But sometimes I do like the idea of cooking for one. So this is one of my “fast-to-cook-and-good-to-eat” meals when I’m home alone. And it’s almost a non-recipe. Very fast, delicious and you can clear whatever ingredients (such as yong tau foo, frozen dumplings, dried seaweed, meat balls, leftover roast meat) you have in the fridge.  The trick for me is to use angel hair pasta which is to me, like the western version of our local bee hoon (rice vermicelli) with its long thin strands of noodles. They usually cook in 2 minutes, just like instant noodles. My pantry, for this reason, is always well-stocked with angel hair.

15-Minute Angel Hair Pasta Soup Recipe

This is a great recipe for clearing whatever ingredients any leftover ingredients in the fridge.

Serves: 1

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 serving (about 80 grams) angel hair pasta (Capelli d'angelo)
  • any ingredients you have in the fridge (for me, pacific clams baby bok choy)
  • water and salt to cook the pasta
  • 300ml home made soup stock (or cheat with plain water and seasoning cube)

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Then add angel hair pasta and cook according to the package instructions (usually 2 minutes). Drain the pasta and set in a soup bowl.
  2. Add soup stock to another soup pot. Bring to the boil. Blanch whatever ingredients you have in the soup stock until cooked (for my clams - 30 seconds; veg - 10 seconds). Most ingredients will cook in under 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the boiling soup and ingredients over the angel hair pasta. Garnish with sliced spring onions, chilli padi and/or fried shallots.