Meal Planner: Dinner al dente
New World brings you a week of Italian-inspired dinners and desserts. From classic spaghetti to ribbony pappardelle we have three speedy pastas, rissotto, tiramisu and more - just what your week ordered.
Versatile, filling and fabulous comes to mind when we think of the packet of pasta we all have stored in the pantry. It is one of those ingredients we can fall back on anytime we are lacking dinner inspiration or looking for an instant win with the fussy eaters in the house. This week we are exploring just how simple, yet delicious pasta and other traditional Italian dinners can be. Just a handful of fresh ingredients and mere minutes is all it takes to pull these meals together.
Check you have in supply
*Eggs *Sea salt *Black pepper *Olive oil *Fennel seeds *White wine *Truffle oil
- Shell pasta
- Streaky bacon
- Pork sausages
- Chicken stock
- Red chilli
This traditional take on a carbonara uses just five ingredients which you probably have on hand most of the time. They key to getting this moreish dish just right is about fresh ingredients and timing. Use fresh, free range organic eggs, good quality jamon, proscuitto or streaky bacon and a nice hard pecorino.New World fresh tip: There is now a huge range of free range, organic and cage-free eggs available at New World supermarkets so you can make an ethical choice and also know they are fresh and of the best quality. Check for reputable free-range egg producers who stamp their eggs indicating precisely where it was laid so you know exactly what you are paying for.
The wonderful thing about this pasta is that it all happens in one pan, with the pasta cooking in the stock with the sausage, absorbing all the flavour.
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