Tag: Pasta

Linguine with ricotta, lemon and lambs lettuce

This is a perfect light pasta dish for the summer prepared in the same amount of time it takes to cook the pasta   You will need: 500g linguine salt for pasta water For the sauce: 1 cup reserved pasta water 150g lambs lettuce 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice 200g ricotta 75g parmesan Lemon Pepper to season … Read More Linguine with ricotta, lemon and lambs lettuce

Quick healthy stuffed pasta shells baked in the oven

This is one of those healthier bakes that you can still make very quickly.  Instead of the pasta shells you can also use the cannelloni tubes.  The filling is made from ricotta, ground hazelnuts and broccoli. I used 10 giant pasta shells and this serves 2 to 3 persons. You will need: 10 pasta shells.  75g uncooked broccoli 50g hazelnuts 100g ricotta  1 egg … Read More Quick healthy stuffed pasta shells baked in the oven

Pasta with Smoked Salmon, kale and mushrooms

Everyone loves quick recipes and once you get into a routine it is easy to start preparing fresh meals daily.    So many people need to prepare meals for one and this is certainl ideal.  You will need: 110g pasta of  your choice 1 tablespoon plain or greek yoghurt 150g smoked salmon 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 small onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely … Read More Pasta with Smoked Salmon, kale and mushrooms

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Very Quick Lasagne with less calories

As we approach the end of summer, I’m planning some warming meals, those kind that you can prepare quickly and will satisfy you at the same time. This lasagne is one to make for yourself. It is quick and does not need to look refined but hits that spot if you have a craving for a baked pasta dish.  I made them in individual … Read More Very Quick Lasagne with less calories

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Baked Pasta Caprese

The salad that originated in Capri is a classic and in this pasta bake I use the same ingredients. It is lightly baked and then before it is served, I top it again with more of the same fresh ingredients.

Rigatoni with fresh broad beans and seasonal vegetables

  ‘a fresh pasta dish using broad beans, asparagus and seasonal vegetables.  It also makes an excellent pasta salad’ You will need: 300g rigatoni 1 onion 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons fresh mixed herbs a pinch of dried mixed herbs 1 tablespoon lemon zest 150g fresh broad beans 12 asparagus 75g mushrooms 75g fresh spinach leaves 2 kale leaves, steamed and roughly chopped … Read More Rigatoni with fresh broad beans and seasonal vegetables

Pasta e Ceci

This dish is made with ordinary ingredients found in nearly every Mediterranean kitchen. The fresh chickpeas [ciccri tal-qatta] are in season right now, a very short season. I use a mix of fresh and dried chickpeas and when fresh chickpeas are not in season, this pasta is just as delicious with dried chickpeas. Use approximately equal amounts of fresh and dried chickpeas. Cook the … Read More Pasta e Ceci

Gluten Free Spaghetti Shakshuka

Click here to watch me prepare gluten free Spaghetti Shakshuka using gluten free Pasta Rummo

Macaroni Amatriciana

I love traditional Italian pasta dishes and for Amatriciana you will need: Macaroni or pasta of your choice, allow 75g -120 per portion, depending on appetites 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped 120 g guanciale A pinch of chili 1/4 cup white wine 1 can (450 g) tomatoes and juice, crushed Pinch of sugar or … Read More Macaroni Amatriciana

I love Ricotta Gnudi

Light, made so very quickly, gnudi are a firm favorite of mine at the moment. They are light balls of ricotta coated with a very thin layer of semolina and this is the type of dish that makes you look like you have spent ages preparing, yet nothing could be easier. You will need: 500g ricotta 75g grated hard cheese freshly ground pepper 1 … Read More I love Ricotta Gnudi

Penne Gorgonzola with Walnuts and a visit to Farmers Market

With two Farmers Markets on the island we are spoilt for choice. Local fruit and vegetables are available for the consumer on the same day of harvest and distributed all over the island within a few hours. I visited Doreen this week at her stall in Ta’Qali and she explains that although peaches are graded according to their size and the prices varies, the … Read More Penne Gorgonzola with Walnuts and a visit to Farmers Market

Pasta shells with Borlotti beans

I share this simple dish that is one of my favorites. You will need : 250g Borlotti Beans 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda Borlotti beans: Soak overnight in water. Rinse and place in a pot. Cover in cold water and add one teaspoon bicarbonate of soda. Bring to boil. Simmer and cook on low heat, rolling boil , for 45 minutes. Drain the water. … Read More Pasta shells with Borlotti beans