Showing posts with label cracked black pepper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cracked black pepper. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spiral Pasta with a simple Zucchini Sauce

Pasta with Zucchini Sauce
Spiral Pasta with a simple Zucchini Sauce
I love the simplicity of this dish both preparation and flavours... such a healthy option and so quick to make.
  • Cook 200 grams of spiral pasta while preparing the so so simple zucchini sauce.
  • In a large pan heat up plenty of olive oil and fry off 3 or 4 cloves of crushed garlic and a half dozen whole anchovies along with a large pinch of sea salt.
  • When the anchovies have softened sprinkle in some chilli flakes to suit your taste and lots of freshly cracked black pepper.
  • Finally add 2 large grated zucchini and a dash more olive oil to the sauce(I have also added about 100 grams of chopped pistachio nuts which is an option)and stir while cooking for another couple of minutes.
  • To serve this dish... toss the pasta through coating it in the sauce and plate it served with freshly chopped parsley and grated Parmesan cheese. Mine is topped with a few pistachio because they were added to my sauce.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pumpkin Soup - "anyway you choose"...

Pumpkin Soup
What can I say ... this adaptable little gem is the simplest nourishing meal or snack... Any way YOU choose it...

  • Soften onion ... red, white, brown, leek, spring onion-anyway you choose.
  • Bacon diced ...tin lentils, butter beans-anyway you choose.
  • Add about 1kg chopped pumpkin ... butter nut, jap, sweet potato, carrots-anyway you choose.
  • Cover with liquid ... vegetable stock, chicken stock, whey from cheese making or water-anyway you choose.
  • Coconut milk, cream or not-anyway you choose.
  • Seasoning's ... cracked black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili-anyway you choose.
  • Blend smooth and serve as pictured ... hot or cold-anyway you choose.