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recipe #13 roasted ratatouille pasta – quick office lunch

18 Jan

need:

1 red onion sliced thinly

1 courgette, trimmed and in small chunks

1 aubergine sliced

1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks

2 garlic cloves, with skin on, left whole

2 tbsp olive oil

200g penne pasta

basil for decoration and taste

make:

heat oven to 200C

put all veg, garlic and olive oil in roasting tin, cover all veg with oil and season

toast for 20 mins, add tomatoes, roast for another 10 mins

cook pasta but keep about 5 tbsp of water when you drain it

put pasta and remaining water into oven tray and toss with veg in oil

add basil and squeeze over the yummy gooey garlic

 

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recipe#9 spaghetti bolognese a la moi

28 Jul

need:

500g sirloin mince

1 chopped onion

3/4 garlic cloves crushed

tin chopped tomatoes

few tblsp passata

glass full-bodied red wine

few mushrooms chopped

two handfuls of cherry tomatoes

handful of ripped basil

chopped aubergine

make:

fry the mince in a heated pan on low heat with olive oil

when meat is frying for a few minutes, add red wine

chop garlic and onions and add to pan

add aubergine, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes

add tin of tomatoes and passata

leave to simmer for about an hour, longer if possible

boil the water, add oil and salt, then pasta

serve the meat sauce on a bed of pasta

sprinkle some ripped basil on top

serve with some fresh warm crusty bread

oh and a huge glass of nice red wine

enjoy 🙂