Simple Spaghetti with Tomato, Basil and Creamy Curd Salad

We human beings are weird. We love to be busy yet we complain when we are busy. We crave for a routine, some free time, ‘alone’ time, some ‘me’ time. Yet when we have it we easily get bored and want excitement in life again. Its a vicious cycle. At least that’s how it is for me.

Simple Spaghetti

Simple Spaghetti

Just like Jamie's

Just like Jamie’s

I had a very busy last few weeks which unfortunately meant Jamie Oliver had to take a back seat in my kitchen. I made trips to Melbourne and New Zealand and I am travelling again soon. With the small window of time I have in Sydney, I decided to make a quick 15 minute meal to keep my culinary affair with Jamie alive.

Tender Stem Broccoli

Tender Stem Broccoli

Simple Spaghetti

Simple Spaghetti

I chose an extremely simple meal that called for minimal ingredients. You must know by now that I am a minimalist when it comes to food. Less is best, is my motto. Even the name of this dish has the word simple in it. With linguine and anchovies in my pantry & fridge, I only had to buy a handful of ingredients and I was ready to go.

Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes

Creamy Curd Salad

Creamy Curd Salad

While the pasta was boiling away, I prepared my curd salad. Cottage cheese with cherry tomatoes and a dash of extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice. That took all of 5 minutes to ready. With the pasta still cooking, I sauteed tender-stem broccoli with chilli and garlic. It really didn’t take much to cook this dish; Jamie, you surprised me!

Simple Spaghetti with Creamy Curd Salad

Simple Spaghetti with Creamy Curd Salad

A delightful dish of pasta delicately flavoured with anchovies. Tangy, sweet and sour salad that accompanies the pasta beautifully.

Note – I skipped rosemary and basil and used linguine pasta instead of spaghetti.

Verdict
Taste – 4/5
Time – 5/5

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