Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Carbs are Great. Get Stuffed Dr. Atkins

Oh so sweet a recipe. oh so good to clean up...

What you need
pasta - whatever you like, i prefer penne
1 fresh chilli finely chopped
1/2 lemon - zest and juice
1 fresh garlic clove
1 small tin of tuna in oil

Before you start
this may be the easiest recipe in the world, but don't by crap. that means no garlic from jars, no lemon juice from the fridge, no dried chilli and no crappy 2 cent tuna... and for god's sake get the tuna with the oil.

Do it... do it now
(it's best to say that last sub-heading in an Arnold Swartzenegger voice)
Put heaps of water in the pot. boil it. salt it (after boiling... adding salt beforehand will increase the time it takes to heat the water up because you've changed it from water to a saline solution. it has to do with ions and stuff)

add pasta

chop garlic and chilli into itsy pieces

cut the lemon in half. shave off a thumb size piece of lemon zest. on pith, too bitter. chop it.
there is a method to doing the lemon last. it'll get rid of the heat from the chilli (most, still wouldn't touch your pink bits before washing your hands) and will stop you smelling like garlic for the rest of the week.

when the pasta is cooked... drain and squeeze the lemon juice over the pasta.

in the same pot tip in half the oil from the tuna. add garlic and shake it all about. do the hokey pokey and add the chilli, lemon zest and tuna, just enough to warm through.

chuck pasta in. stir it around.

put heaps of parmasan/romano cheese and black pepper on top.

it's also good with a handful of parsley chopped up and mixed in.

eat. eat. eat
oh so good, cheap and easy. mwa, bellisimo