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One Pot Pasta

Quick lunch /dinner recipe that will leave your taste buds asking for more.

This is a dish I have prepared on several occasions. It’s debut on the blog was as pasta motukanio which is a vegetarian version.

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Ingredients:

1 onion chopped

3 cloves of garlic minced

2 tomatoes sliced

1 zucchini /courgette halved then sliced lengthwise

1 green bell pepper sliced

5 sausages sliced

250gm pasta of your choice (I used short cut pasta)

Water / Vegetable, Chicken or Beef broth

A handful of dhania finely chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

I used beef sausages
I used beef sausages

In a sufuria, heat the oil then fry up the onions and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.

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Once lightly browned, add the sausages.

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Cook till browned.

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Add the veggies.

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Cover and let it cook down.

DSCN3309Now add the pasta and stir it in.

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DSCN3314Now add the water/broth. Add just enough to reach the level of the pasta. Cook the pasta according to the time specified on the pack or till al dente.

Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly. Turn off the heat and add the dhania and stir.

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Serve and enjoy. Feeling  a bit naughty, grate over some cheese 🙂

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My Ratatouille

I had some leftover rice (as usual O-o) and I needed to cook something quick and easy that would accompany it. For some reason that evening we arrived home pretty full, so I just cooked so that I could have something to carry for lunch the following day.

Initially I had wanted to stew some peas that I had in the fridge. As I began preparing the ingredients hubby convinced me otherwise. Since I had already peeled the carrots I had no option (well actually I had) but to use them. I don’t think ratatouille has carrots well to eat is your own.

Ingredients:

1 onion chopped

2 cloves of garlic chopped

3 tomatoes wedged

2 eggplants cubed

1 green bell pepper cubed

1 courgette/zucchini cubed

3 carrots thickly sliced

Rubbed basil leaves

Salt

Black pepper

Heat some oil in the pan then fry the onions and garlic. Season with salt and pepper

Since I hadn’t thought through the recipe I just tossed all the other ingredients in. Well except the carrots.

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Add the rubbed basil leaves

Cover and let it cook down. Essentially none of the ingredients should turn into a pulp e.g the tomatoes but since my cooking was ill thought. The tomatoes sorta did.

See the tomato juice running wild…

I like when my carrots are al dente so I added them last.

Orange 🙂

Cover for just 2 minutes or so and voila;

My Ratatouille

Of course we tasted some 🙂

 

Verdict:

 Delicious.

If I could do it all over again:

Definitely think. Add the slow cooking veggies first then the tomatoes last just to enhance it’s flavour.

I’d still add the carrots.