This is a great pasta dish and the star really is the roasted cauliflower, which is done in chilli, garlic, rosemary, lemon zest and red wine vinegar. The cauliflower only takes about 15-20 minutes to cook and so you can have a wonderfully tasty meal on the table in...
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This is a classic Amalfi dish of summer zucchini with garlic and butter. It is so simple, but to say it is delicious just doesn’t do it justice – mouthwatering and totally addictive are two terms that do come to mind. Try it please, it will become a firm favourite...
Here is another of my favourite, simple pastas which has the nuttiness of the spelt pasta combined with tgarlic, broccoli, lemon juice and of course, the prosciutto crumbs. Serve with a Pinot Grigio. This recipe will serve 4. Broccoli and parmesan spaghetti with prosciutto crumbs 400g dried spelt spaghetti...
I am a real lover of what I call clean and fresh pasta dishes and this is a classic example. Wonderful calamari, some chilli, garlic and a little rosemary, lemon and some toasted garlic crumbs to serve. Add a slice or two of lemon and you have perfection. Serve...
The spelt pasta in this dish really gives a lovely nutty flavour and combines beautifully with the crab, mint and the lemon pangrattato. Such a light, simple pasta but it ticks all the boxes for flavour, colour and of course, a Mediterranean theme. You can add a little cumbled...
This is just one of those dishes that falls into the ‘love to cook’ category – simple, full of flavour, colourful and like a day of sunshine, it just makes you smile. I like to use baby peas as I think they add an extra sweetness. The perfect...
There are times when I just want something very simple to prepare, but without compromising on taste and texture – well, this is one of those dishes and I never tire of making it. This has everything that I love about pasta and in this case – fresh broccoli, anchovies,...
This is an absolutely wonderful pasta dish which combines the seemingly unlikely pairing of chorizo and mussels but it is certainly one of my favourites – a combination of Spanish and Italian flavours – so Mediterranean. This recipe comes from José Pizzaro in his book Spanish Flavours. I have made...
This is a wonderful pasta dish with flavours that just tempt your tastebuds for more. The lightly fried crispy, golden pumpkin is soft on the inside and compliments the pasta so well, while the prosciutto and goat’s cheese add two contrasting but equally complementary flavours and textures. The pine...
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