Mushroom and Green Pepper Pasta
Number of servings: 4
Cost per serving: R22
Meal Total: R86
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
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.