{Disarmed} The healthiest (and tastiest) spaghetti you can prepare with the Xiaomi air fryer

The healthiest (and tastiest) spaghetti you can prepare with the Xiaomi air fryer

Would you like some pesto spaghetti with asparagus and candied cherrys? This dish is so light that, despite the carbohydrate load, it can be both a delicious meal and a phenomenal dinner.

After our adventures preparing pizza —from the dough to the baking—, passing through the typical wings and French fries in our review of the Mi Smart Air Fryer 3.5 '', the Xiaomi air fryer is showing us that, with something With patience and skill, almost anything can be crafted. We hope you like.

The ingredients

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As you can see in the image, in our recipe we have avoided additional salt, beyond that provided by the pecorino itself, which is slightly fatty. Said cheese is one of the most international varieties of Italian sheep cheese . In its most mature state, it offers textures similar to those of Manchego sheep cheeses. So if you don't have the original, surely you can get an acceptable emulator.

In addition to the Xiaomi air fryer, you will need a mixer, a grater, a colander.

Ingredients for the pasta (for 4 people)

  • 320 of integral pasta (80 gr per portion)
  • 350 g of cherry tomatoes
  • 350 gr of peeled and defrosted prawns
  • 300 gr of wild asparagus (buds or whole cut into 2-3 parts)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (or panela) to confit the cherrys
  • 4 year cloves and 2 seedless cayenne peppers (if you like it spicy)
  • 1 dessert spoon of sweet paprika (optional)

Ingredients for the pesto sauce

  • 20g of fresh basil
  • 30gr of pine nuts (not toasted)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 100 grams of pecorino cheese
  • 80 gr of extra virgin olive oil, We have also avoided dry spices and oil in the preparation.

How to make homemade pesto sauce

pesto

Although you can make a sachet pesto and save time and money – a sugary pesto, crammed with additives, it should be noted – for our recipe we have chosen to make it homemade. It's easy and fast.

You just have to put 2 previously peeled garlic cloves , the washed basil leaves, the pine nuts and a glass of olive oil in the blender jar.

On the other hand, about 100-120 grams of the cheese are grated - very fine, until almost ground , as Parmesan is usually marketed. Once beaten, add the cheese and mix until a uniform texture is achieved. And voila, homemade pesto sauce.

Yes, it is possible to cook pasta with the air fryer

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To cook the pasta you can choose between two options: either cook it with plenty of water in a pot, as always... or cook it using the fryer itself, using an oven mold and a sealed container.

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The result is usually somewhat irregular, with several noodles stuck together, but it is worth trying and stirring with a wooden spoon. For this you only need:

  1. Introduce the glass or metal container with 600ml of water for 5 minutes at 180º .
  2. Once it starts to boil, you can add the spaghetti cut in half.
  3. Move to the beginning, put the basket back and let it continue cooking at the same temperature. After five minutes, stir it again and let it cook another 3-4 minutes extra .
  4. When the pasta is al dente, take it out of the basket and let it drain without washing it, stirring it with the same spoon in the same way.

to the bottom

cherry asparagus

With the pasta cooked and the pesto sauce ready, it's time to prepare the "garnish". And it is very important to separate the process into two different steps to achieve the ideal result.

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On the one hand, we will poach the asparagus already thawed and split, the prawns and the garlic, previously peeled and sliced. Don't forget to spray a couple of times with spray oil . Of course, the prawns, despite being thawed and drained, release a lot of water. The resulting juice can be reduced and then added. Together with the pesto sauce you will get a very juicy texture.

  • Cooking time: 14 minutes (stir a couple of times during the process and, if you think it necessary, add 2 minutes of pre-heating).
  • Temperature: 180ºC

If you like it spicy you can add two cayenne peppers without seeds and to sweeten even more you can use 1 dessert spoon of sweet paprika, sprinkled . It is totally optional but you will be able to evoke a very subtle and pleasant touch of pepperoncini. Don't forget to remove the cayenne peppers afterwards!

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Once ready, take them out of the basket and reserve them. Now, to confit the cherrys, pour them into a bowl and lightly spread the well-washed cherrys with a tablespoon of dissolved honey or panela . All that remains is to put them inside the Xiaomi Mi Smart Air Fryer 3.5'' air fryer basket and choose the manual program:

  • Cooking time: 8 minutes (it is not necessary to stir, although it is worth taking a look).
  • Temperature: 180ºC
Spaghetti

Once finished, only the last step remains: mix everything. Heat the pasta —in the air fryer, of course, just put it for a couple of minutes at 120ºC , although you can speed up the process by heating it in the microwave—, mix it with the wild asparagus and prawns, with the candied cherry tomatoes and add the quantity of pesto sauce that you want, to taste.

The result, as you can see in the photo, is very appetizing. And if you are looking for another spaghetti recipe, here you will find more than fifty alternatives from our colleagues from Directo al Paladar.

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