Something for the weekend: A simple light Italian supper

Whipped up by Jason M (Online Marketing Extraterrestrial)

 

We are very happy to introduce our first recipe in our new series: “Something for the weekend”. Every now and again we’ll pop together a delicious recipe, give you all the information you need to recreate the masterpiece and we’ll even recommend a lovely wine to enjoy alongside your meal. This week we have opted for a light Italian supper, sure to get the mouth watering. If you decide to try your hand at this recipe, why not take a picture and send it along to us, either on our Facebook page or our Twitter page.

Ingredients:

– Cherry tomatoes (on the vine) 220g

– teaspoon of dried basil

– 200g of feta

– Olive oil

– Black Olives 100g

– Spaghetti (enough for 4 people)

Serves 4

1) Place the cherry tomatoes onto a roasting pan; drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with dried basil. Roast the cherry tomatoes until soft and bursting with juices. About 10-15min at 200c.

2) Whilst the tomatoes are roasting cook the spaghetti until al dente.

3) Remove the cherry tomatoes from the vines and add to the drained spaghetti, as well as any juices left in the roasting pan. Lightly squish the tomatoes into the spaghetti to get a little more juice out of them.

4) Chop the feta and olives into small bite sized pieces and add to the spaghetti.

5) Mix well and drizzle with olive oil if needed.

Wine Match

Araldica Piemonte Barbera 2011

Araldica Barbera

Araldica Piemonte Barbera 2011 – “Wine-wise, this light Italian dish requires something classic to match it. A bright, youthful Barbera is the perfect foil. It will cut through those sweet roasted tommies beautifully thanks to its fresh fruit core and the soft tannins won’t disrupt the meal’s flavours. Your food and wine should be enjoying a loving embrace rather than slugging it out for 12 rounds – so this is an ideal example of a decadent hug.”

(Dave Roberts – Wine Buyer)

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