Thursday, 26 January 2012

Tagliatelle with Chilli, Lemon & Basil

Tagliatelle with chilli, lemon & basil
A delicious and very simple pasta, a perfect mid week meal! 

Serves 1
Prep time:  5 minutes
Cooking time: 5-10 minutes


For the basil paste
1 handful of fresh basil
1 tsp freshly grated parmesan
1 tbsp olive oil
Season to taste

For the tagliatelle
1 tbsp olive oil
1 red chilli, deseeded & finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, peeled & finely chopped
½ lemon, juice only
1 handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped

Tagliatelle, cooked as per packet instructions


1.  Place all the basil paste ingredients into a small food processor and blend until smooth.

2.  For the tagliatelle, place the oil into a large pan and gently fry the chilli and garlic for 1-2 minutes.

3.  Add the lemon juice, basil leaves and tagliatelle, stir until fully coated.

4.  To serve, place the pasta onto a serving plate and top with the basil paste.  Enjoy!

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