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Pesto Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes and Grilled Chicken

Pesto Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes and Grilled Chicken Yield: About 6 servings Ingredients 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts , grilled 12 oz dry spaghetti 12 oz grape or cherry tomatoes , halved 7 Tbsp olive oil , divided 1 cup (45g) packed fresh basil 2 cloves garlic , minced 2 Tbsp pine nuts Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese , plus more for serving Red pepper flakes , for serving…

Creamy mushroom pasta

Cheese and mushroom noodles

40 gm butter or margarine 1 medium onion, chopped 100 gm mushrooms, washed and halved 100 gm packet cheese slices 175 gm ribbon noodles Salt and pepper 1 teaspoon lemon juice Chopped parsley to garnish   Melt the butter or margarine in a frying pan, add the onion and cook gently for about 10 minutes…

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Spaghetti Eggs

175 g spaghetti 40 g tablespones butter 40 g table spoons plain flour 300 ml / 1 1/4 cups milk 175 gm / 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese , grated 2 tea spoons grated onion 4 large eggs , hard- boiled 2-3 table spoons dried breadcrumbs 2 large tomatoes bring a large pan of salted…

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CHICKEN NASI GORENG

SERVES 375g (12oz) long grain rice salt and black pepper 90ml (3fl oz) olive oil 6 streaky bacon rashers, chopped 2 large onions, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed ¼tsp mild curry powder 2 cooked chicken breasts, skinned and cut into small cubes 90ml (3fl oz) soy sauce 6 spring onions, chopped 60g (2oz) cooked peeled…

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TUNA & FENNEL PASTA BAKE

Serves 250g (8oz) pasta shells (conchiglie) salt and black pepper 1tbsp sunflower oil 1 fennel bulb, trimmed and finely sliced 1 onion, finely sliced 60g (20z) butter 60g (20z) plain flour 600ml (1 pint) milk 1 × 200g (70z) can tuna in brine, drained and flaked 3 hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped 125g (40z) mature cheddar…

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Spaghetti all’ arrabbiata

Serves 1red pepper 1green pepper 4tbsp olive oil 5 unsmoked bacon or pancetta rashers, any rinds removed, diced ½ – 1 fresh green chilli, halved, seeded and thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, crushed 2 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped 2tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley salt and black pepper 500g (1lb) spaghetti shavings of parmesan cheese to serve….

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CLASSIC LASAGNE

SERVES 125g (4oz) mature Cheddar cheese, grated 30g (1oz) parmesan cheese, grated 175g (6oz) pre-cooked lasagna sheets chopped fresh parsley to garnish . MEAT SAUCE 2tbsp olive oil 1 kg (2lb) minced beef 45g ( 1½ oz) plain flour 300ml (½ pint) beef stock 1× 400g (14oz) can chopped tomatoes 6 celery stalks, finely sliced…

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SPAGHETTI ALLA CARBONARA

SERVES 500g (1lb) spaghetti salt and black pepper 175g (6oz) diced pancetta or streaky bacon, any rinds removed 1 garlic clove, crushed 4 eggs 125g (4oz) parmesan cheese, grated 150ml (¼ pint ) single cream chopped parsley to garnish . Cook’s know-how It is best to buy a whole piece of parmesan cheese and grate…

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RIGATONI WITH MUSHROOMS AND ROCKET

SERVES 375g (12oz) rigatoni or other tubular pasta 150ml (5fl oz) dry white wine 1 small onion, finely chopped 500g (1lb) mixed wild or cultivated mushrooms, such as shiitake, oyster, ceps, coarsely sliced salt and black pepper 6tbsp double cream 4tbsp good-quality pesto ( ready made or see box, below) 60g (2oz) rocket leaves, roughly…

RED HOT RAGU

SERVES 375g (12oz) rigationi or other tubular pasta 60g (2oz) Parmesan cheese, coarsely grated 3tbsp chopped parsley, 175g (6oz) young spinach leaves, shredded . SAUCE 500g (1lb) good-quality pork sausages with herbs a little olive oil 3 garlic cloves, crushed 2 small red chillies, halved, cored, and finely chopped 2 × 400g (14oz) cans chopped…

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FUSILLI WITH DOUBLE TOMATOES

SERVES 375g (12oz) fusilli tricolore 250g (8oz) asparagus tips, cut into 5cm (2in) lengths 3tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 90g (3oz) chestnut mushrooms, sliced 500g ( 1lb) ripe cherry tomatoes, halved s 60g (2oz) sun-blushed or sun-dried tomatoes, each snipped into three salt and black pepper. TO SERVE 30g (1oz) pine nuts, toasted…

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PENNE WITH SPINACH & STILTON

SERVES 500g (1lb) penne salt and black pepper 45g (1½oz) butter2 large garlic cloves, crushed 250g (8oz) chestnut mushroom, sliced 300ml (½ pint ) double cream 90g (3oz) spinach, coarsely shredded 90g (3oz) blue stilton cheese, crumbled juice of ½ lemon pinch of grated nutmeg . 1- Cook the pasta quills in boiling salted water…