Monday, 4 June 2007

What's for dinner tonight?

How does linguine with asparagus, tuna and fresh lemon juice sound? I got all inspired to eat fish tonight, and whipped up the following experiment.

Recipe for one


1 organic lemon
1 small tin tuna in spring water
50grams dried pasta - Linguine
1 small bunch of thin asparagus
salt and pepper to taste
parmesan cheese

Snap the bottom off the asparagus stalks. The bottoms can go into the pot of water in which the pasta will be cooked (never hurts to add a bit of extra flavour eh?). While the pasta is on the boil, cover the asparagus and cook in the microwave (2 minutes on high). If you prefer you can steam the asparagus, one way or another, cook until bright green but still crunchy.

Drain the pasta and discard the asparagus stems. Stir the tuna and asparagus through the pasta, season and plate. Squeeze the lemon juice over the top, and for some extra oomph, add a tiny bit of the zest of the lemon shredded finely.

Grate parmesan on top and serve.

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