IT’S A WINNING RECIPE
A few weeks ago a friend from the office decided to pop in. I thought it was a customary ‘hello’ after work, but being a young single man with no commitments (not jealous), he decided to stay for dinner.
I hadn’t planned for this and didn’t want to be rude, so I was turned to my ‘go-to’ quick delish pasta fix recipe.
It’s foolproof, quick, always looks impressive and you only need four ingredients (although you can add more if you like).
So, when you find yourself in a similar predicament, here’s something to have up your sleeve…
Large pasta tubes (we use Pennoni Giganti, but you don’t have to)
Dolmio Carbonara stir-in sauce
Serano or Parma Ham
Virgin Olive Oil
Dish for: Two fabulous people
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Soundtrack: Dean Martin, That’s Amore
Throw in the pasta with salted boiling water and cook for specified time (usually 14 minutes)
Wash the rocket and (optional) douse in olive oil
Optional – cut an onion lengthways and fry it up
When al dente drain the pasta and stir in the Dolmio sauce which cooks in the heat
Add optional onions
Dish up in large bowl
Grab a handful of rocket and position in middle of pasta
Take Parma ham and lovingly scatter over the top
Grind black pepper on top along with (optional) grated parmesan
Dish with a nice glass of Proseco!
Yum. Did you love it? If you’re a fan of simple Italian dishes, try this ‘Hey Presto’ insalate…