Mushroom and Green Pepper Pasta

Number of servings: 4

Cost per serving: R22

Meal Total: R86

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Ingredient List:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 small onion, finely diced

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 green chilli, finely sliced

250 grams brown mushrooms, thinly sliced

1 green pepper/capsicum, thinly sliced

200 ml coconut cream

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped

250 grams pasta of choice

Method:

Step 1: Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 1 teaspoon salt. 

Step 2: Add pasta and cook for 7 to 10 minutes or until pasta is just about cooked.   

Step 3: Remove 1 cup of the pasta water, and drain the rest. Rinse pasta with cold water and set aside 

Step 4: On a medium heat, place a large wok, pan or pot and add oil.  

Step 5: Add onion and sauté till soft. 

Step 6: Add garlic and chilli and sauté for 30 seconds. Keep a close eye because you don't want to burn your garlic. 

Step 7: Add mushrooms, pepper/capsicum, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper and cook with a closed lid for 10 minutes, frequently stirring.  

Step 8: Add pasta and 1/2 cup of the pasta water and cook for 5 minutes.  

Step 9: Add coconut cream and parsley and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes. 

Step 10: Serve hot and garnish with extra parsley.