Category Archives: Pasta

Pasta alla Caprese

The famous Italian Caprese salad is made of sliced ripe tomatoes and mozzarella with basil leaves. This pasta dish uses virtually the same ingredients to make a light and fresh-tasting pasta sauce and I top it with toasted breadcrumbs for … Continue reading

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Braised sausages with orzo and peppers

I got this beautiful black Chasseur casserole dish for Christmas and it’s perfect for cooking dishes that need breadth not depth. I love braised sausages and my butcher makes lots of different varieties – the Cambridge, Old English, Bury Bangers, … Continue reading

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Pasta shells with broccoli and anchovy sauce

This recipe originally comes from the Apulia region of southern Italy. Anchovies are used in lots of savoury dishes and here they combine successfully with broccoli cooked so it still has a little bite to it, and shell-shaped or orecchiette … Continue reading

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Penne alla vodka

This is one of those deceptively simple pasta dishes that takes less than half an hour to get to the table but truly delivers on flavour. The vodka binds the tomato and cream in the sauce to make it rich … Continue reading

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