Everybody loves pasta.
After a while though, the family favourites – Bolognese, carbonara, lasagne, feel tired and the recipes overused. To keep from getting bored, there are many spins you can put on the classics to keep them feeling new whilst still cooking something that is a guaranteed win with all the family.
Have a look at the following updated classics, which we love to cook. We often get asked for the recipes for this starter and main, so it’s about time we popped them on the blog!
Anchovy Bruschetta – (serves 2)
Cherry Tomato Sauce– 3 tablespoons
Anchovy Fillets– 8 fillets
Sundried Tomatoes– 10 pieces
Extra Virgin Olive Oil– 2 tablespoons
Baguette Bread (1 stick, cut into thick slices)
Buffalo Mozzarella(cut into slices) – 300 grams
Fresh Basil Leaves – handful
Dried Chilli Flakes – 1 teaspoon
Salt and Pepper – to season
Heat the grill to 180 degrees.
Place baguette slices onto baking trays lined with baking paper, drizzle generously with olive oil and place in the oven until golden brown.
Spread a generous amount of the sauce you have made onto each toasted baguette piece, top with a slice of buffalo mozzarella and drizzle generously with olive oil.
Garnish with fresh basil leaves, dried chilli flakes and a salt and pepper to taste. Eat whilst still warm!
The Main Meal…
Creamy Truffle Tagliatelle (serves 2)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil– 2 tablespoon
Pancetta– 80 grams
Baby Portobello Mushrooms – 5, sliced
Truffle Tagliatelle– 200g
Double Cream – 80ml
Grated Parmesan Cheese– as much or little as you like
Salt & Ground Black Pepper – to season
Cook the Truffle Tagliatelle according to packet instructions, drain, keeping the water and set aside.
To the pan you used to cook the Mushrooms and Pancetta, add the Double Cream, Grated Parmesan Cheese and hot pasta. If needed add some of the water from the boiled pasta to the pan in order to loosen the sauce and achieve a silky consistency.
Season with salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper, and serve piping hot.
We hope you love these recipes as much as we do – we would love to see photos of the dishes you make, so please share them with us by tagging us on Instagram @difortis!