17 July 2018 | Raidis Estate
Pasta night is alright
Winter; the nights are long, the days are a little crisp, and your skin is turning a shade of white… It can be a little hard to take seeing all your friends’ photos of European holidays and tans on Facebook when you first check your social media in the morning… But there is one thing about winter that we can all look forward to, and that is nights by the fireplace, a bottle of red wine carefully decanted, and a delicious pasta.
There is not much better than a bowl of pasta and a glass of red wine, am I right?
So here is a recipe for a delicious puttanesca sure to warm you up.
What you’ll need:
1 x packet of pasta of your choosing
1 x tin of tomatoes 250gm
Half a brown onion chopped
4 cloves of garlic chopped
½ cup of pitted olives
5 Anchovies cut into pieces
1 teaspoon of olive oil
2 x teaspoons of capers
1 cup of grated pecorino cheese
Basil to garnish
Finely chop onion and garlic and place to the side. Also, chop up olives and anchovies into small pieces.
Heat up olive oil in the saucepan and sauté onions and garlic until translucent.
Meanwhile boil a large pot of water, seasoned with salt. Place a handful of pasta into boiling water, reduce heat and cook for the time required.
Add a tin of tomatoes, capers, olives, anchovies to saucepan, and salt and pepper to taste. Pour sauce over pasta to serve.
Serve with a delicious red wine. We recommend a Billy Goat Shiraz or Mama Goat Merlot.