Perfect Pasta – One-Pot Pasta

Recipe courtesy of Psychologies Magazine (July 2020) and taken from Pasta Perfect by Laura Santini.

Simply throw all the ingredients in a pot or pan and watch dinner come together.

One Pot pastaServes : 4

Ingredients :
350g linguine or spaghettini
350g cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
1 onion, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp dried chilli flakes
4 anchovy fillets (optional, if not using, add an extra tsp of salt)
Large handful of basil leaves
2 tblsp capers, drained and rinsed
2 tblsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper
4 tblsp grated Parmesan cheese, to serve

Method :

Bullet logo Place all the ingredients (except the Parmesan) in the bottom of a pan that is large enough for the pasta to go in whole.

Bullet logo Add 850ml water and bring to the boil over a high heat.  Stir frequently, until the pasta is al dente and the water has almost evaporated (about 9 minutes).

Bullet logo Adjust the seasoning to taste and serve immediately with the Parmesan sprinkled over.

Easy Upside Down Apricot Pudding

Always keep a couple of packets of sponge mix in the cupboard for a fast, easy pudding.

  • Stir 5 tbsp apricot jam into 225g / 8oz of no need to soak apricots and put into the base of a 1 1/2 pint pudding basin.
  • Make up 2 sponge mixes (you’ll find that one is not generous enough) according to the instructions on the packet and spread over the fruit.
  • Microwave on medium for about 8 minutes or bake in a tin half filled with water and entirely covered with foil at Mark 5 / 375oF/ 190oC for 40 minutes or until the sponge is risen, springy and firm to the touch.

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