A Christmas 🎄 Lunch 🥗🥙 put together literally minutes before…

Pasta di Natale 🎄🎅🍝

Home cook: Sharmini Jayawardena

Serves one person.
1 1/2 hrs prepping time.


30gm cooked pasta 🍝
1/2 medium onion chopped or sliced
5 cloves garlic chopped finely
3 tbls grated cheddar cheese 🧀
2 tbls grated Parmesan cheese ( medium flavour)
Reserve part of the grated cheese for later
Dash of heavy cream
2 sprigs of Cuban oregano
3 sprigs oregano vulgare
1 sprig thyme
3 leaves basil
(Remove the leaves of part of the herbs and set aside for garnishing)
1 chopped tomato
Sea salt, black pepper, sugar, chili 🌶 powder to taste
2 tbls coconut oil

All the herbs used in this dish were grown in our home garden.

(L) Thyme, (C) Oregano Vulgare, (R) Cuban Oregano


Cook the pasta al dente. Reserve the pasta water which is liquid gold, for adding to the dish along with the heavy cream. Save the rest of the pasta water for using in your soups and stews.
1. Heat coconut  oil in pan and sauté onions. Then sauté garlic.
2. Add tomato and add the leaves of herbs to the sauté.
3. Add salt, pepper, sugar and chili 🌶 powder to taste.
4. Add the pasta and the cheeses and stir and remove from heat. Add the dash of heavy cream, and a spoon of pasta water. Stir and plate it in a deep plate.
5. Garnish with all of the fresh herbs and sprinkle the reserved grated cheese 🧀 over the pasta.
6. Serve hot.

The dish does literally have Christmassy 🎄 colours written in it 

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