Monday, 11 April 2011

RECIPE - Penne Arrabiata

This is my favourite Italian dish, and its taken me a while to get a recipe I'm happy with to make at home. The recipe is 3 syns per portion, because I use a glass of white wine to make the sauce, however it makes a massive difference to the taste, and in my opinion is well worth the addition of syns.

(Serves 2)
200g penne pasta (or any other pasta of your choice)
1 tin chopped tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
1 onion
1 tsp dried chillies
175ml white wine
1 tsp sweetner
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Black pepper, fresh basil and parmesan to serve if desired

  1. Finely dice the onion and garlic, and fry over a low heat in some fry light for 5 minutes, or until the onions have softened slightly.
  2. Add the dried chillies and fry for a further 1 minute
  3. Add the wine, and let the volume of liquid reduce by half.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes, sweetner and balsamic vinegar. Cook for around 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. In the meantime cook your pasta according to the instructions
  6. Before draining the pasta add a small cupful of the pasta water to the tomato sauce (I know this sounds mad, but it really helps bring everything together)
  7. Add the drained pasta to the sauce, stir, and cook for a further minute.
  8. Serve in pasta bowls, topped with black pepper, basil and some parmesan from your healthy extra A choice (if desired)

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