Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jamie Oliver's "Pregnant Jool's Pasta"

So Jamie Oliver calls this "Pregnant Jool's Pasta". Seems that this is the pasta that she often craved when she was pregnant. Well, no one here is pregnant, I was simply intrigue by his use of sausages in the sauce. One thing I found was that Jamie Oliver seems to be addicted to the use of his food processor in this cookbook. In this dish, everything was blitz up (Including the sausages which was why I was intrigued!). In really saves time in preparation- just that the cleaning up takes longer than what it usually would. I can't wait for a dish washing machine in our next home.

One thing that got me hooked right away was the smell of fennel seeds. Oh, how come nobody told me that fennel seeds smells so good!?

The other (personal) achievement, was that I managed to sneak balsamic vinegar in this dish without hubby noticing. Yes, he dislikes anything vinegar- and thinks that salad should come fresh the way it should be.

I adapted this recipe-adding in more veges instead. I think it worked just as well!

It's meaty, hearty and tasty. That's alot of -ty. See, that book is really winning me over now.

Jamie Oliver's Pregnant Jool's Pasta (Serves a generous 4 portions and more to freeze)
a small bunch of spring onions (around 5)
2 carrots
4 celery stick
4 fresh chili padi (original calls for 2 normal chillis)
400 grams of italian sausages (or good sausages)
1 heaped tsp of fennel seeds
1 tsp of dried mixed herbs (or oregano)
1 heaped tablespoon of garlic
4-5 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
a few springs of basil

500 grams of rigatoni pasta

Cook pasta in salted boiling water. Drain.

Meanwhile, roughly chopped all vegetables. Blitz them in food processor with chilis. Add chopped up sausages, fennel seeds and dried mixed herbs. Keep pulsing till well mixed.

In a hot pan, heat a tablespoon of oil. Add mixture. Fry it up and stir it as you go. Add the pasta to the dish. Toss. Tear basil leaves into the dish. Serve with parmesan.



Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

Happy Sunday to you, my friend! Hmm, Pregnant Pasta, eh? I thought that meant the pasta was stuffed with meat or some sausage mix, hehe.

Little Inbox said...

It has a funny name. :P

bossacafez said...

pregnant jool's pasta means the pasta jool craved for when she was pregnant? i think i will love this one coz it has balsamic vinegar. i tried this sausage balsamic pasta at bakerzin the other time and it was delicious, so i think im gonna like this one as well. thx for the recipe!

tigerfish said...

I like the aroma of cumin and fennel seeds toasting on the pan/pot before cooking Indian dishes :)

Like that interesting story behind this pasta...kekeke

lena said...

what a cute name! you moving to a new house soon?

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Yep- makes perfect sense because I am pregnant and I am needing that pasta right now so bad I can taste it. The sauce, the meat - it just looks fantastic. I believe you did Jamie and Jool proud!

daphne said...

kenny! hey, that's another good take to it.

little inbox- it sure does. LOL

evan- No problems! I hope u like it as much as I did.

Tigerfish- oh yeah! spices all the way!

lena- not that soon :( it would take a year we think.

Jessica-I didnt know u are pregnant!!! OH CONGRATS how exciting!!

lolo said...

Thank you for this recipe I like a lot, I have all the ingredients!
I will surely do it! I wish you good luck ....
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Ginny Sinclair said...

I bought a Jamie Oliver pasta machine and after using it for three days it now does not work. I bought it for a lady who lost her husband and is trying to make sesame chips for a way to school her children. I am so disappointed!

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