Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Tagliatelli a la Rico

Recipe Ingredients: (enough for 4 or 3 very hungry ones)
  • 400grs mixed tagliatelle egg and spinach
  • 1/2 can of black olives (cut in halves) roughly 120gr +or-
  • 12 cherry tomatoes (cut in halves) with skin
  • 1 courgette (cut in small cubes)
  • 4 spring onions (cut in slices)
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 lid of nice balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 fresh cream
  • 2 soup spoons of grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 coriander bunch (finely chopped)
  • sufficient, salt, black pepper and olive oil

From beginning to end it only took me 15 minutes to complete this meal. Put a pan with boiling water on the stove + a little salt and oil (tip, the oil prevents water from foaming up as well as it keeps pasta separated after cooked, rather than clumping up, I learnt this from the age of 9) in there put the pasta cooking.

Wile the pasta is cooking put a Wok on the stove, and in it add a little olive oil enough to cover the bottom, heat it up and as soon as fumes start coming out of it, add in there the following vegetables, courgette, spring onion and garlic + seasoning (salt and B pepper). Let these ones cook for around 3 minutes, stirring regularly, then add the tomatoes and onion + a the balsamic vinegar, and continue to stir for a further 3 minutes.

To that now you add the fresh cream and the cheese, and stir for a further 2 minutes, add to it now the drained tagliatelli, give it a few more turns, than switch the fire of on the stove and throw in the coriander, giving it a few more turns to mix it in well, then serve and (optional) you can add extra B pepper and or Grated dried parmesan cheese...And have a nice quick healthy cheap meal.


Moira said...

Olá Rico,
Também gosto muito de usar tomate cherry, e a combinação deles com azeitonas deve ter ficado perfeita. Um prato simples e reconfortante, bem ao meu gosto.

Anonymous said...

The pasta looks great! Thank you so much for the award!

Chef E said...

huh, all I see is good food, and a cute as heck name here 'a la Rico' fits this beautiful food so well!

Chef E said...

Oh, I had to call in the CIA, Chef Investigation Alcove to find that, you must have added it after I read the cake post? Now you have made me want a second piece of that...and the walnut cake has disappeared in my house as well!

Thank you for thinking of me...uh mmm....I do not have a speech ready, but will take them and head out for my power walk now... :) Thanks Rico!

Happy cook said...

I love the idea thathtis is loaded with lots of delicious veg.
Not to mention those olives.

Anonymous said...

Love these wide, flat noodles. They're good carriers of sauce. :)

Donna-FFW said...

Oh I Love this dish.. It has all things delicious!! I could eat a whole plate by myself I bet..

Thank you Ricardo, from the bottom of my big ole heart, for the award. It means so much to me coming from you!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

this looks delicious! I love anything with olives

Desmone007 said...

How did you know my favorite food is pasta? *wink wink. Thanks for the recipe. And thank you o so much for the award! I'm still waiting for you to tell me when your cookbook is on sale :)

Ricardo said...

Well I am well please with all your visits and comments. So a million thanks to:

Moira, Brigado mil, adorei o teu comento aqui, assim como a visita, sabes que tenho o blogue em Português aqui Rico|Receitas
jinhos doces :) xx

5 Star, thank you so much as to the award was well deserved so no thx required :) kisses xx

Chef E, I loved your comment here very funny and a good read, trust me it made me smile a lot..thank you for that, no speech needed, you deserved it. :) kisses xx

Happy Cook, yea lots of veg for the health and olives for a good skin complexion lol... cheers loved it comment and visit. kisses xx :)

Duo dishes, yeah thus the reason why I used them , sauce retention, thank you so much comment and visit .. kisses xx :)

Donna FFW, thank you a million, I know you'd eat the whole plate or I would have been insulted lol, as to the reward you well deserved it, I love your blog always have a laugh and a meal, keep it thanx again :) kisses xx

LK Healthy, nice to meet you LK, loved your comment, well and your visit too. cheers kisses :) xx

Desmone007, Cheers well book still to be made, wouldn't be fair to used recipes already exposed ...well maybe just a few, as to you liking pasta, well I assumed as when I go to yours I see we have identical tastes and I love pasta there lol thx again kisses :) xx

Moira said...

O que eu já me ri sózinha, sou tão despistada que ainda não tinha percebido que tinhas 2 versões do blog, a portuguesa e a inglesa.
Pois eu acho que visito muitas mais vezes a inglesa :) Vou pôr a outra versão nos favoritos, assim não tenho que puxar pela cabeça para traduzir os textos ;)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow, looks so good - some of my favorite ingredients in here!

Natasha said...

Your meals always look so warm and inviting. This one doesn't fail to follow. By the way, I just completed an exercise geared at getting to know more about our favorite bloggers and I passed it on to you. Maybe you have done it already. If not, check out my blog to see how it works.

Ricardo said...

A million thanks to the following people:

Moira, Pois é acho que foi bem engraçado, pois penso que te tinha dito antes , mas não te apercebias, mas agora já esta pois a opção é tua se queres Inglês ou português lol, rsrs.. mas acho que é mais fácil na nossa língua lol. jinhos doces :) xxx

JennDZ, I love having you by, as a "left over queen" this one was mostly left over bits and bobs, and it has some of your favourite ingredients, cheers for comment and visit. :) kisses :) xx

Natasha, Thanks a lot, appreciated your visit and comment. but who seriously would like to know me better lol...oh! well I'll have a browse hehe! kisses :) xx

greg said...

I found this blog searching for tagliatelle information, but stayed to read a lot because it seems some of my fav bloggers are readers here. Small world! I'll be back GREG SippitySup

Ricardo said...

Thank you Greg is always a pleasure seeing new faces, cheers for comment and visit. :)

Bergamot said...

Never tried anything with tagliatelli. Your recipe seems simple and tasty enough. So will try it out.

Ricardo said...

Thank you so much Bergamot, let me know how it turns out for you, as this was quite nice meal and very quick to make. once again thanks for visit and generous words. :)xx

Bellini Valli said...

I have been browsing Rico and have enjoyed the recipes I have eyed so far. Welcome:D


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