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!
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
. 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!