Herbed Pasta de Provence

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Herbed Pasta de Provence
Ingredients:
  • 4-ounces angel hair pasta
  • 5-ounce can chicken breast, with pop top
  • 2 Tbsp diced sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup thinly sliced dried crimini mushrooms
  • ¼ tsp diced dried garlic
  • 2 Tbsp herbs de provence
  • 2 Tbsp shelf stable parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil or 1 packet

At home:

Break the pasta in half and stash in a small zip top bag. In a sandwich bag pack the tomatoes and mushrooms. Crush the herbs with a small mortar and pestle, or rub with clean fingers – then pack in a snack size bag with the cheese and garlic. Stash the chicken can and oil packet with it.

In camp:

Add the tomatoes and mushrooms to a 2 Liter pot along with 3 cups water. If at high altitude let soak for 10 to 15 minutes, otherwise put the pot on a high flame and bring to a boil. Add in the chicken, bring back to a boil, add in the pasta and gently boil for time on pasta package.

Drain off the remaining water, leaving behind a Tablespoon or two of pasta water. Add in the oil, toss and then toss in the seasoning bag. Let sit for a minute or two to meld and then enjoy!

Serves 1.
Notes:
See the blog entry for all the details on products used, where to find them and many more photos: http://blog.trailcooking.com/2009/10/04/recipe-re-do-pasta-with-herbes-d…