Saturday, 6 December 2014

Friday night supper for four

It always seems to be Friday. It comes round so fast. Here is a great recipe for a Friday night. It's nice for friends and family. we are told that we must eat fish for the Omega 3 and this is an easy way to have your weekly ration.You can use spaghetti or rigatoni pasta and serve with a salad of  crunchy white cabbage, thinly sliced and dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, honey and walnuts. Simply combine the first four ingredients together in a bowl  according to taste and then mix into the cabbage. Sprinkle the walnuts on top.

Spaghetti with tuna and anchovies.

300 g spaghetti or rigatoni
olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
5 anchovy fillets
sprinkle of chilli, or paprika
300g good quality tuna in olive oil
juice of one lemon
handful of pine nuts
knob of butter
grated Parmesan cheese

Put a large saucepan of water onto boil for the pasta
Put a small amount of olive oil in a non stick pan and gently fry the garlic, chilli and anchovy slices until they turn into a paste. Add the pine nuts and cook for a few minutes.Add the drained tuna and mix well.
Sprinkle over the lemon juice and some parsley if liked. Add some water from the pasta and mix well.
Cook and drain the spaghetti or rigatoni and then stir in the sauce and cook gently over a low heat for a few minutes. Turn of the heat, add the butter  and stir well. Sprinkle over the grated cheese.

Italian cooking just has to be the original fast food. This supper dish can be prepared in half an hour, just using two pans and all on the top of the stove.
Serve with the cabbage salad and follow with mandarini or tangerines.

Have a lovely evening and a nice weekend

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