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  • Spicy Tomato and Herb Spaghetti


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    Herbs provide a tasty alternative to salt. So instead of reaching for the salt to flavour your warming winter recipes, simply add a handful of fresh herbs. The end result will be a dish that is much more flavoursome and healthier too.

    Spicy Tomato and Herb Spaghetti

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Cook Time: PT15-20M

    Serving Size: 4


    • 225g chorizo piccante sausage, chopped
    • 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, chopped
    • 15g fresh rosemary from a pot or pack, chopped
    • 2½ml / ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
    • 150ml / ¼pt red wine
    • 1 (400g) can chopped tomatoes
    • 30ml / 2tbsp tomato puree
    • 225g / 8oz spaghetti
    • 50g / 2oz pitted kalamata olives, torn in two
    • 20g flat leaf parsley from a pack or pot
    • Rocket, basil and parsley leaves to serve as a salad


    1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil for the pasta. Meanwhile heat another large pan, add the chorizo and cook over a low heat for 3-4 mins until the oil has run out of the sausage. Discard all but 30ml/2tbsp of the chorizo oil.
    2. Remove the leaves from the rosemary stalks and finely chop. Add the onion, garlic and rosemary and cook for 3 mins. Add the chilli, wine, tomatoes and puree and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally. Cover and simmer for 5 mins, then uncover and simmer for a further 5 mins.
    3. Add the spaghetti to the boiling salted water, return to the boil, and then simmer for 10 mins or until ‘al dente’. Drain well and add to the sauce in the pan.
    4. Add the olives and parsley to the spaghetti and toss until well mixed. If liked, toss the leaves together with a little olive oil and serve alongside the pasta as a salad.






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