Pappardelle and sweet tomato sauce

So I looked through my Jamie Oliver cook book for ideas and got inspired! This is my version of a dish he calls “Taglierini with a simple sweet tomato sauce and shrimps.”

first, cook some raisins in rum for later

I didn’t have taglierini so I used pappardelle. The garlic, tomatoes, lemon zest, parsley and cream were in the original recipe, together with shrimp and some other stuff, I added the rest. Cook the pasta you use as the packaging instructs. 

will need 3 cloves of garlic, 5 tomatoes and green beans
put the five tomatoes in hot water to blanch, helps to take the skin off easily
peel garlic and grate
nip the ends off the green beans
and oh yeah,… a carrot, I cut it into shavings with a potato peeler
put the carrots and green beans in hot water to blanch
and make some lemon grates, about a tablespoon
lemon grates and garlic into the pot with some oil
pasta water was ready at this point so I added the pappardelle with a bit of salt and cooking oil
rub the skin off the tomatoes and cut into chunks, I ended up using just four
add the tomatoes to the garlic
drain the green beans and carrots
once the tomatoes soften a little, add the drained green beans and carrot mix
while that was simmering, I went to get herbs from my little garden, some parsley and sage
add 1/4 cup of cream to the sauce, salt and pepper to taste

The pappardelle should be done by now, drain and put back into the pot it was cooked in.

chop the herbs
add to the pappardelle and toss

The sause should be ready, don’t let it over cook. The green beans should still be crunchy. Serve some of the pappardelle into a mixing bowl, add the desired amount of sauce, toss and serve.

mix only what will be eaten right away, store any leftovers separately
put on a plate
looks yummy already!
top with a few raisins and serve

 

Husband Rating: ★★★★★★★★★½
it’s 9.75 after seconds

 

I crumbled some fetta cheese on mine (^_^)

 

About aika

Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

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