Pantry Pasta

Matt Sinclair

Ingredients:

Serves: 2-4

  • 400g pasta
  • Sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 onion (any colour), diced
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 Tbsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1-2 Tbsp fennel seeds
  • 100gm pitted green olives (jarred), chopped
  • 50gm pickled zucchini, roughly chopped
  • Cracked pepper
  • Fresh lemon

Method:

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta as per packet instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a frypan over a medium heat. Sauté the onions for 3-4 minutes until softened.
  3. Add in the garlic, chilli and fennel seeds, season with salt and pepper and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  4. Add the olives and zucchini and toss to combine. Add the pasta to the pan and toss/mix well to coat.
  5. Divide into serving bowls and season with fresh lemon. Crumbled fetta or parmesan or fresh herbs can be added if you have it handy in the fridge.

Notes:
This recipe is incredibly versatile. Use jarred ingredients including capers, red peppers, sun dried tomatoes etc OR canned ingredients including tuna, anchovies etc. Dried herbs including Italian herbs, Mixed herbs, oregano, parsley etc can also be used if desired.

Our friends at Wine Selectors suggest pairing this dish with a Pinot Grigio.

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