Pasta with Pine Nuts & Goats Cheese

Tonight, try this easy pasta dinner, perfect to curl up in front of the TV with! Rotelle is one of my favorite pasta shapes coz it traps the pasta sauce really well plus it’s fun to play with while you eat! 


You’ll Need:


         300g Rotelle Pasta

          3-4 cloves garlic, sliced

         250g mushrooms, roughly sliced

          50g green peas, blanched

         100g dried figs, stoned, halved

         200g goats cheese, crumbled

         225g spinach, blanched

         3 tbsp lemon-infused olive oil

         2 tbsp Pine Nuts, toasted

          salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

         Shaved Parmesan cheese, as much as you need


You gotta:


.                Gently heat the olive oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Toss in sliced garlic, cook till soft but not brown. Add mushrooms + a little salt & pepper, cook for a few minutes. Add figs & allow softening.

.                Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pan of salted boiling water until perfectly al dente. Drain the pasta, and immediately transfer to saucepan. Add the blanched peas & gently mix in the goats cheese, coating pasta & vegetables well!

.                Finally mix in blanched spinach. Adjust taste with salt & pepper. Remember not over salt as parmesan cheese is added at the end. Toss gently.

.                Serve in a warmed pasta plate with a generous sprinkling of toasted pine nuts & heaps of parmesan shavings!

.                Can drizzle with extra virgin olive oil for a richer flavor!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Bels says:

    Next time we meet we should eat this together!

    1. Sure thing Bela!! say when…

  2. Alpa Arora says:

    This is look yummmmy Sharon. Will try it for sure !

    PS Didn’t know that you blogged about food!!!! Glad that i know now.

    1. Hey ! I’m a total villager with this blogging thing! but what to do, have to share (show – off) recipes and all!
      Pls do try & tell me how it turns out..
      Meanwhile, very excited for you & your decor project & jewellery too? truely love the look.
      Take care & keep in touch, Alpa.

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