Spicy tomato pasta

With homemade tagliatelle

Spicy tomato pasta

Spicy tomato pasta

Serves Serves 1
Time Cooks In30 minutes plus resting
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving Plus
  • Calories 570 29%
  • Fat 20.3g 29%
  • Saturates 3.6g 18%
  • Sugars 7.4g 8%
  • Salt 0.2g 3%
  • Protein 22.9g 46%
  • Carbs 74.9g 29%
  • Fibre 4.7g -
Of an adult's reference intake
Recipe From

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By Buddy Oliver
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Ingredients

  • 1 clove of garlic
  • olive oil
  • ½ a red chilli
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1x pasta dough (see below), 125g fresh pasta or 75g dried pasta
  • Pasta dough (optional)
  • 100 g plain flour or Tipo 00 flour , plus extra for dusting
  • 1 large free-range egg
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Recipe From

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By Buddy Oliver
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Method

  1. Peel and finely slice the garlic, then place in a saucepan on a medium heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook for 1 minute, or until starting to turn golden.
  2. Deseed and finely chop the chilli, roughly chop the tomatoes, and add both to the pan with a splash of water. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the tomatoes have broken down into a chunky sauce, stirring regularly. Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper.
  3. Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling salted water for 2 to 3 minutes if making your own pasta dough, or according to the packet instructions, then drain, reserving a mugful of starchy cooking water. Carefully toss the pasta with the sauce, loosening with a splash of pasta water, if needed. Delicious served with a fine grating of Parmesan.

Tips

To make fresh pasta dough
- For the pasta dough, tip the flour into a mixing bowl and make a well in the middle. Crack in the egg, then use a fork to beat the egg until smooth. Gradually bring in the flour from the outside, adding a splash of water, if needed. When the dough starts to come together, dust your hands with flour and pat it into a ball.
- Knead on a flour-dusted surface for 4 to 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic (tweak with a splash more water or flour if you need to). Cover and leave to relax for 30 minutes.
- Dust a clean work surface with flour, then use a rolling pin to roll out the pasta as thin as you can (aim for about 2mm), dusting it well with flour as you go.
- Loosely roll up the pasta sheet, then use a sharp knife to slice it just over ½cm wide, tossing it with your fingertips to separate the strands.

Jamie wholeheartedly believes that cooking is up there as one of the most valuable skills you can teach a child. Getting kids excited about food, where it comes from and how to cook it, gives them a better chance of being healthier and happier in the long run. When cooking with kids, use your common sense to determine what jobs they can help you with, depending on their age and skill level. It’s always good to start small, with jobs such as mixing and measuring, then progress to elements of a recipe, then go on to slightly trickier techniques over time. The more they cook, the better they’ll get. Make sure you supervise them when using heat or sharp utensils like knives and box graters, and teach them about the importance of washing their hands before they start, and after handling raw meat and fish, as well as other basic hygiene rules. Most of all, have fun with it, and encourage them to give things a go.

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Recipe From

Let's Cook

By Buddy Oliver