I’m becoming Queen of the zippy Meal. 20 minutes to make dinner? Not a problem! A great tip to keeping things simple but tasty is to have some fresh herbs handy, to throw in right before serving. There’s not a lot springier/summery than fresh herbs is there? A resounding No! Again, with all things simple and fast, the best quality ingredients you can lay your hands on the better. If you’re having your pasta sans all-covering tomato-based sauciness, make it the best pasta you can get, fresh if possible. A great dish eaten al fresco with a glass of Pinot Grigio next to the tulip bed.
Penne with Broccoli, Peas and Tuna
oh, and capers too.
olive oil for frying
1 large brown onion, thickly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ head broccoli, florets chopped
½ cup peas
1 Tbsp capers
1 tin whole/chunk tuna in water
fresh parsley and rosemary, chopped
olive oil, fleur de sel and Parmigiana for serving
– heat the oil in a heavy based saucepan. Sweat onions and garlic until starting to caramelise.
– Add the broccoli and peas and cook for a minute until colour of broccoli brightens.
– now add tuna and capers, cooking until heated through
– remove from heat. Stir in herbs and serve with a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of salt chunks and a shaving of cheese.