So yes, I have been absent – understanding the true meaning of ‘silly season’ this year. Super busy at work, weekends are full, a migraine yesterday (ouch) and a best friend’s wedding coming up this weekend. All super exciting but all super busy!
A quick little recipe tonight is one I put together quickly after work for my great friend C for our BBQ gathering. C loves chilli more than anyone you know (I promise), so it had to be spicy.. (but even then, I don’t think she could taste it!). She told me it was yummy and worthy of a post so here I am…
- 250 grams dry pasta of your choice
- 4 hot red chillis finely chopped (if you want it milder, scrape the seeds out)
- 1 teaspoon of dry chilli
- 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
- ½ a cup of frozen peas
- ½ a cup of black olives, roughly chopped
- 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes, halve about ¾ of them
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- Black pepper
- Cook the pasta as per packet instructions, adding the peas about 2 minutes before the pasta is fully cooked. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
- In a large fry pan, fry the fresh chilli and garlic in the olive oil. Once fragrant, add the cherry tomatoes, dry chilli and around ¼ of a cup of water (to stop the garlic from burning)
- Continue cooking until the cherry tomatoes start to break down a little and the water is almost all evaporated - about 3 or 4 minutes should do it.
- Add the black olives, drained pasta/peas and another ¼ cup of water to the pan and stir for about a minute (or until the water is almost all evaporated again!).
- You can serve it warm topped with a few grinds of black pepper, but for our BBQ I served it cold which also worked well.
Super easy but super hot – do not serve this to children!
Any other chilli freaks out there?
Or people going silly this silly season….??
I have grand plans for this site 2015 when life slows down a little, but for now I am excited for the weekend wedding, the Christmas parties, the family gatherings, the beach time… I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; I LOVE this time of year.