Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Perfect pasta

Pasta recipes are my go to. Quick, simple, cheap and most importantly filling. This is one of my faves: simple tomato sauce with tuna and sun dried tomatoes, and occasionally a few black olives, to add a bit of variety to this classic recipe.

1 red onion
2 cloves garlic
3 spring onions
1 courgette
A handful of mushrooms
3 large fresh tomatoes
Tin chopped tomatoes
Tomato purée

Tin tuna
Handful sun dried tomatoes
Dried thyme
Salt & pepper 
Dried pasta of your choice 

Serves 2

Begin by finely chopping the onion, spring onions and garlic. Heat a heavy based saucepan with a little olive oil or vegetable oil and gently fry off the onion, adding the garlic after a few minutes to ensure it doesn't burn.

Pop a pan of water on to boil while you prep the rest of the veggies. Once it's boiling add the pasta, allowing about a cup for each person. 

Meanwhile, chop the mushrooms and courgettes and add to the onion.

Chop the tomato into small chunks and add this to the mix as well. Cook until the the veggies have fried off for a couple of minutes. Throw in a tin of tomatoes, a tablespoon of tomato purée and leave to reduce down for a few minutes until the sauce thickens. 

Season well with salt, pepper and some thyme and then add in the tuna. 

Chop the sun dried tomatoes a little an add them to the pan! Stir, taste, season more if needed and serve! Great with a sprinkling of mozzarella or a handful of olives. Enjoy!

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