Summer in a Bowl

I don’t know about you but those grey, dark winter days really depress me. One of the best ways to cope with them, I find, is to just pretend it’s spring or summer. And the easiest way to do that is to cook a “summery” dish in the middle of winter. So, we’ve come up with a bit of summer in a bowl. Enjoy!


Ingredients (serve 1)

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tomatoes, chopped

1 glove of garlic, finely chopped

cinnamon, freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste

about 100 – 150 g pasta – penne is a good choice here, but experiment with whatever kind of pasta makes you happiest

2 tsp capers

about 30 g crème fraîche

5 spring onions, finely chopped

juice of 1 lemon

grated parmesan to taste

2 small dried chili peppers, finely chopped

a handful of fresh basil


While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a pan and add the garlic, chili peppers, spring onions and capers. Fry for a few minutes, deglaze with the lemon juice. Now add the tomatoes, spices and crème fraîche – mix well. Cook until the tomatoes have softened and the pasta is ready. Combine the pasta and sauce in a serving bowl and top with grated parmesan and fresh basil leaves.




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