Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Pasta With Rocket And Pine Nuts

I'm so determined to come up with an all original, Chloe made recipe that will take the world my few readers by storm that I often let the contents of my cupboard and fridge inspire me, refusing to step foot in the supermarket and just use what I have.

Well, I thought I'd nailed it - a nice tomato sauce served over tortellini with rocket and toasted pine nuts.  Yeah - no one has thought of this, I said to myself.  Google told me otherwise.   I found the pine nuts tucked away in the cupboard and only tossed in the rocket to get some green leafy veg in our diet as we didn't really have anything else in to make a salad with and here I was unknowingly following a recipe.

I made a simple sauce - canned tomatoes, onions, garlic, a little beef stock, salt n pepper, oregano, and sprinkle of sugar and let it simmer.  I toasted the pine nuts by quickly dry frying them in a pan for a couple of minutes and then assembled everything - pasta (I had tortellini but any pasta will do), rocket, sauce, pine nuts and a little parmesan cheese.  It was absolutely delicious.  And though I did think of it on my own, I wasn't the first.  Back to the drawing board.  I'm going to have to be a little bit more inventive.

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