Monday, March 1, 2010

Recipe: Creamy Cherry Tomato and Rocket Penne

Hey guys. So here i've got another delicious pasta dish, this time with morish creamy penne, with the flavours of fresh rosemary and sweet cherry tomatoes poking through. This is a Recipe for One (I was just cooking dinner for myself tonight) but it can be very easily multiplied to serve more. This was published in student newpaper "Banter"- which comes as a supplement with the Bristol Evening Post!

Creamy Cherry Tomato and Rocket Penne (serves 1) £1.33 per portion

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
150g cherry tomatoes, halved
1 sprig rosemary, destalked and finely chopped
1 small clove garlic, crushed
100g dried penne
40g mascarpone
10g rocket and extra for garnish
Grated Parmesan

1. Cook the cherry tomatoes, garlic and rosemary in the olive oil, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with some salt and black pepper.
2. Meanwhile, cook the penne according to the packet instructions.
3. Drain the penne, reserving 2 tbsp of the pasta water. Add the pasta, water, mascarpone and rocket to the cherry tomatoes, and cook for 1 minute or until the rocket has wilted, and everything is well mixed and hot.
4. Garnish with a handful of rocket on top, some cracked black pepper, and grated parmesan, serve!

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