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Jim’s Bara-Bara Pasta

October 31, 2016 7 Comments

In almost two years of being married, I’ve been learning how to cook – slowly but surely. And when I say slowly, I mean S-L-O-W-L-Y. I’ve tried following recipes but I’m such a perfectionist that it takes me all day to make one meal. Chopping onions could take me half an hour. Cooking is just not my thing. Eating: that’s what my thing is.

Thanks to my wonderful Jim for continuing to fight, clueless he may be, against gender stereotypes and gladly taking on the role of our family’s cook.

We went to his parents’ house last Sunday and we (read: he) cooked dinner for the family. I asked him what he was making and he kept saying basta. He always surprises me with whatever concoction he comes up with. He NEVER follows a recipe, he always goes rogue. But he’s got a lot of heart and most of the time that’s what you need that to make a good dish.

So I present to you, his Bara-Bara Pasta. The Tagalog term bara-bara, in English, means anything goes. I tried researching its etymology but it kept leading me to just bara (clogged) so I stopped Googling, afraid I’d run into nasty images. Jeez, I shouldn’t be talking about this right before showing you photos of food. But I already did. So.

Mr Cheese

Mr Cheese

Lotsa spinach

Lotsa spinach

Heat your pan until it's as hot as yo girl

Heat your pan until it’s as hot as yo girl

Have your mom remind you that you should wear an apron in her kitchen

Have your mom remind you that you should wear an apron in her kitchen

Onion and garlic: "make gisa" lelz

Onion and garlic: “make gisa” lelz

BUTTERRR

BUTTERRR

If you have some white wine lying around, get some for your pasta but not before having a little sip

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Shrimp bathed in white wine

Shrimp bathed in white wine

"I'll just take photos and cheer you on"

“I’ll just take photos and cheer you on,” she said before she sipped her wine and took a selfie

Jim likes to cook while listening to fun music. Very much like in the movie, Chef. The soundtrack of that movie is amazing, right? Here’s the playlist on Spotify in case you want to cook while it’s playing in the background.

Cubed chicken breast: peppered (white and black) and salted.

Cubed chicken breast: peppered (white and black) and salted.

Just add everything together

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Olive oil

Olive oil

Add chicken

Add chicken

Add shrimp

Add shrimp

Add a little vodka (???) hahaha

Add a little vodka (???) hahaha

Cook your penne pasta

Cook your penne pasta

Taste to make sure it's perfect

Taste to make sure it’s perfect

Take a photo of your wife pretending she made it

Take a photo of your wife pretending she made it

Mix with different kinds of your favorite cheese and serve

Mix with different kinds of your favorite cheese and serve

Sorry, we can’t give you measurements of each ingredient but hopefully you can try and recreate it through the photos. If not, just get yourself a man who can cook with a whole lot of heart.

♥,
Saab

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    Augustin Ra

    October 31, 2016

    Hahaha! This is so funny. I love to cook but I’m too lazy to do it and I got so lucky to have a boyfriend who loves to cook. I tease him every time I tell him that he will be the one to cook for us if we settle down in the future. Lol. :D

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    Jamie

    November 3, 2016

    Saab ang payat mo lalo! Anong secret? Hahahaha! I’m glad both my parents cook, they have their own specialties: mother’s Kare-kare, Menudo and, Dinuguan; and father’s Laing and Bicol Express. I wish my future husband cooks too so we can do it together too! (AWWW HAHAHA!)

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      Saab

      November 13, 2016

      Yumm!! I want to learn nga all classic Pinoy dishes eh :)

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    Kai

    November 3, 2016

    This one made me laugh so hard, Ate Saab! This one’s so easy and I don’t have ‘someone’ to cook that for me, lol. Anyhoots, I already listed the ingredients and procedures, might as well mag experiment na lang ako. Hahaha ^_^

    Kai
    http://kittyjournal.com

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      Saab

      November 13, 2016

      Cheese it up!!!<3

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    KC Villera

    November 11, 2016

    HAHAHAHA I LIVE FOR YOUR CAPTIONS

    • Reply

      Saab

      November 13, 2016

      Hehehehe

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