When the more colourful vegetables of the summer months are hibernating and the colder temperatures are begging for you to spend more time indoors, there's nothing more soothing than sitting down to a home-cooked meal. These dishes fit the bill: they are all one-pot meals, easy to put together and bursting with flavour.
Pancetta and spinach pasta
- Penne pasta for 2
- 1/4 cup of diced pancetta
- 1 egg yolk + 1 whole egg
- 1/4 teaspoon of cracked black pepper
- 2 handfuls of baby spinach
- 1/2 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
2 While the pasta is cooking, add the diced pancetta to a pan on medium low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolk and whole egg until the mixture is homogeneous. Add the cracked black pepper and Parmesan. Add 2 tablespoons of cooking water from the pasta to help temper the eggs. Whisk vigorously as soon as you add the water to the eggs.
3 Add the spinach to the pan with pancetta and saute for 2 minutes. Add the cooked pasta and stir through. Add the egg mixture and stir. Serve immediately with a little extra grated Parmesan.