Monday, June 18, 2007

Food for Thought

I have nothing but neither does TV so here's a really easy recipe that takes about 15 minutes and tastes 'spicy' serves 4:

2 cups spirali, rigatoni or farfalle pasta
1 whole pepperoni
Crushed garlic clove
4 chopped shallots
1 can crushed tomatoes or a punnet of grape tomatoes (yellow and red ones look pretty)
Handful of mixed Italian herbs (oregano, thyme and basil)
Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive oil
Shaved parmisan or pecorino
Handful of baby rocket
Handful of kalamata olives (black ones)

Cook the pasta 15 minutes in boiling salted water until al dente
Peel the pepperoni and slice thinly into rounds. Saute in a little olive oil with garlic, shallots and olives until warmed through
Pour in tinned/fresh tomatoes
Drain pasta and stir through tomato mix
Gently stir in baby rocket and chopped Italian herbs then take off the heat
Plate up and top with shaved cheese.
Pepper to taste.
Serve with sliced Italian bread or garlic bruschetta

Maybe tomorrow my brain will return.

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