30 September 2010

Recipe: Lemon & Thyme Pasta - how its meant to be!

It's not often that I cook. Our resident chef is streets ahead of me when it comes to whipping up fantastic meals on the fly.

And tonight things went a little awry. I think its because I had it in my head that I was going to do a blog post on it, and I was too busy taking photos, thinking about the post and not concentrating hard enough on what I was doing...that'll learn me.

In the process, I think we ended up with twice as much salt and I completely forgot the lemon zest. It still tasted fine (a little salty), but I know I've definitely made it better.

So here's the recipe - but how it's meant to be made...LOL!

Lemon & Thyme Pasta - ready in 20 mins!

Zest and juice of 2 lemons
1 garlic clove or 1 heaped teaspon of lazy garlic
4 sprigs of thyme (1 Tbsp of stripped leaves)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons of Maldon sea salt (not 1 Tbsp like I used!)
3 Tbsp grated cheese
Veges of your choice for frying (broccoli, onion, courgettes, celery etc)
1 sausage per person or 1 large chicken breast
Spaghetti noodles

1. Bake sausages in oven 200 degrees for 20 minutes. Once cooked, chop into slices.
2. Fry veges
3. Mix lemon juice/zest, thyme, garlic, salt and olive oil together
4. Cook spaghetti noodles in boiling water until cooked
5. Pour spaghetti and sauce over veges
6. Stir in grated cheese

Serve and enjoy!


Widge said...

mmmm looks good! I've never thought of using normal sausage in pasta! pasta dished freak me out a little because I seem to think they are far more complicated than they actually are. This looks great! thanks for sharing

Gail said...

Oooooo that does look delicious!! Yum. I love anything that has lemon in it :)

Tracey said...

looks super yum ... might even try it next weekend when my resident chef is away

amandab said...

I'm putting an extra lemon and some thyme on my shopping list for tomorrow, as I already had sausages out defrosting :) Looking forward to giving it a go :)

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

This sounds lovely - lemon and thyme are such a great combination!

alicia said...

Well, it certainly looks amazing. The extra time to snap pics was worth it even if it complicated the process. Thanks for sharing and linkin up for tasty tuesdays. I'm anxious to try it.


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