Spaghetti w/ cherry tomatoes and black olives

Ingredients: 250g spaghetti 200g cherry tomatoes, halved 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil Small bunch basil, leaves torn and stems removed 10 black olives (not in brine), roughly chopped 1 tbsp caper, drained and rinsed Zest and juice 1 lemon Shaved parmesan, to serve Method: Cook the pasta following pack instructions in salted water until al…

Orecchiette w/ a walnut sauce

Ingredients: 175g Orecchiette pasta 75g shelled walnuts 2 cloves of garlic, peeled 2 heaped tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra to serve 4 level tbsp mascarpone Method: Chop half the walnuts finely together with the garlic in a mini-chopper or small processor. Then combine this mixture in a bowl with the Parmesan cheese and…

Spaghetti w/ rich veg sauce

Ingredients: 2 red peppers, quartered and deseeded 2 tbsp olive oil 1 fennel bulb, roughly chopped 1 onion, roughly chopped 1 large carrot, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp crushed chilli flakes 2 tbsp tomato purée 400g can chopped tomatoes 600ml vegetable stock 1 tsp caster sugar small handful basil, leaves shredded 500g fresh…

Lasagne

Ingredients: Lasagna sheets Parmesan, grated Meat Ragu: 50g butter 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 100g pancetta cubes, unsmoked 500g pork mince 500g veal mince (can also use beef but not the lean variety or venison) 100g chicken livers, chopped 1 large carrot, finely diced 1 medium onion, finely diced 2 stalks of celery, finely…

Aubergine, pine nut and raisin pasta

Ingredients: 4-5 tbsp olive oil 1 medium red onion, finely sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced 1 tsp dried red chilli flakes Handful oregano or marjoram, roughly chopped 2 medium aubergines, diced into 1 inch cubes 50g raisins 4 large tomatoes , chopped 2 tsp tomato purée 2 tbsp baby capers, rinsed, drained and roughly…

Spaghetti w/ cockles and mussels

Ingredients: 1 large red chilli, seeded and finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, chopped 8 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1kg cockles 1kg mussels 250ml dry white wine 3 tbsp onion, finely chopped 2 fresh parsley stalks 450g spaghetti 2 tbsp roughly chopped fresh parsley Method: Place the chilli (reserving a little to garnish), garlic and oil…