I know all Malaysians are at this moment full of anticipation of the results of the election. I, together with million others cast our votes today. I pray that my Malaysia will be victorious. Insha' Allah.
Waiting in line for your turn at the ballots does make one hungry. I quickly prepared this simple pasta dish after I got home this morning. The long wait in the sun made me longed for something fresh. Here's the recipe which I put together with limited ingredients in the pantry.
Penne in Tomatoes and Olive Oil
300 grams penne, boiled in water and a teaspoon of salt. Drain.
4 cloves of garlic, chopped (I used my garlic press)
1/2 onion, diced really small
2 ripe tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
1/2 green bell pepper, seeds removed and diced
2 palm-sized chicken breast, cut into small strips
4-5 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
1 teaspoon powdered chicken stock (I used Knorr)
Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in pan, sautee garlic and onion until golden. Add tomatoes and stir. When tomatoes become soft, add chicken, salt and powdered chicken stock, and stir until coooked. Turn down heat and add pasta and remainder of olive oil. Keep on stirring until all ingredients come together. Add pepper and dried mixed herb, stir one last time and turn off heat and it's ready to be served!