Eating out I always gravitate towards thai food, but when I cook myself I love Italian cuisine. The boy could eat bolognese every week and be thoroughly satisfied, particularly if you were to throw in a carbonara here and there as well. But I particularly love the simple Italian dishes. The ones that use few ingredients and taste absolutely delicious.
That is exactly what this recipe is. Simple. It takes no time at all to whip up and is full of flavour.
I will definately be making this again (and hopefully one day I will be making it with my very own fresh pasta… we can all dream!)
Spaghetti with red onions, sun dried tomato, balsamic vinegar and basil
From Jamie Oliver’s Return of the Naked Chef
455g dried spaghetti
1 red onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 handfuls of sun dried tomatoes in oil, chopped
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 handfuls of basil, torn
4 slices of bacon, diced (added for the carnivore of the household)
While cooking the spaghetti in salted boiling water until al dente, slowly fry the onion and bacon in a couple of lugs of olive oil, until cooked. Stir in the tomatoes and vinegar and throw in your drained pasta. Season and toss together with the basil.