Quick and easy:
splash of vermouth
Yep. It is what I had for dinner. Crisp up a couple strips of bacon, remove from pan. Add minced shallot to hot grease, let it soften while crumbling the bacon. A splash of vermouth, give it a minute. Dump in the cooked pasta, the bacon bits and the beaten egg, give it a good stir. Add in the cheese, another good stir. Oops, I left out the fresh basil. Oh well.
So yes, @Lagom you got it right.
Yeah give it at least a page of wrong guesses before we start googling.
In my defense i will say i had a hint of the dish. I remembered a conversation about phylo dough with KouKou (was she?) where she mentioned the bastilla. But i couldn't get the exact name, so i googled chicken and phyllo dough, not the entire recipe.
About the last challenge, i have not the minimun idea.
Oh ok I understand. I thought you just googled the list of ingredients.... but that's quite different. In any case as long as we all learn some new dishes... also I enjoy the brain twisting activity of trying to guess what could be a sauce, what could be cooked, what could be a soup, a marinade, etc.... it's fun!
Korma style potatoes.
Aloo Matar - very darned tasty... although I'd rather leave out the paneer rather than use cottage cheese, not really the same in my mind - but I haven't tried it, so maybe I should and shut up.