Thursday, 12 August 2010

garlic, chilli and olive oil spaghetti

Having used up everything in the fridge last night (apart from the courgette and rocket), I've sold myself a bit short tonight. Hmmm courgette and rocket sandwich anyone?

Lucky our lush garden provides sudden inspiration and two out of three of the required ingredients for Donna Hay's garlic, chilli and olive oil spaghetti: parsley and chilli.

Look at our cocking chilli plant! Despite Jude's misguided and made-up advice, it's gone freaking mental in the garden. Hopefully they'll all go red soon, particularly as there is literally several-to-many chillis to play with:

chilli plantIt's more than I can say for our feral tomato, which although it has tomatoes on, they're showing no sign of going red...

Despite appearances I *promise* this isn't just a big bowl of spaghetti, there is definitely chillis, parsley and garlic in this. They are just hidden.

garlic, chilli and olive oil spaghetti
I think Donna is the pasta queen, she's got so many ace pasta dishes. Incidentally, the trick here is not to let the chilli or garlic burn otherwise you end up with a harsh aftertaste. I caught them just in time and with the addition of ground black pepper and parmesan, it was really top dinner. Deffo having it again.

Best news of the day? Ana and Milo are on their way back as I type. Hurrah!

garlic, chilli and olive oil spaghetti - Donna Hay, Modern Classics Book One, p148

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