Midweek Supper

27 June 2012

So, among my many recipe books which I of course use all the time (wink wink) is Jamie Oliver's 30 Minute Meals - as soon as I watched the programme I had to have the book and it must be said I have cooked quite a few dinners from it.  Wonky Summer Pasta being one of them.  It is a quick and easy summer supper which tastes delicious.

2 egg yolks
140g parmesan cheese
zest and juice of a lemon (it says two in the original recipe but I find one enough)
small bunch of basil
fresh lasagne sheets (I used tagliatelle as I did not have fresh lasagne)
Roasted Butternut (optional - this is my personal touch)

Separate the 2 eggs and put the yolks into a big serving bowl.
Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper to the egg yolks.  Grate the parmesan cheese and tip into the bowl along with the lemon zest and juice.
Chop the basil leaves and and add to the mixture. Stir until everything is mixed together and season with salt and pepper if you feel it needs it.
Stack the lasange sheets on a chopping board and carefully slice them into thin strips. (Otherwise if using tagliatelle cook as per the bag instructions).  Add to the pan of boiling water. 

Once cooked, use tongs to move the pasta to the egg mixture after draining but save some of the water.  Toss the pasta and sauce together and add about 3 spoonfuls of the water to make it silkier if needed.  Sprinkle over some basil leaves and parmesan and serve immediately with a side salad.


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