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In today’s challenge we were given the following products from the uber cool larder of Park Street Gourmet – Borsao Olive Oil (Extra Virgin), Riscossa Linguine, Riscossa Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan, Organic Life Black Pepper and Heroca Black Salt.


I know what you’re thinking, a pasta dish with these ingredients is a no-brainer. It also seems the ideal Friday night easy dinner choice so we went to test out our theory by throwing all these ingredients in to one pot and keeping our fingers crossed. What we got was a beautiful holy-cow, run-don’t walk, everyone-in-your-house-will-only-want-to-eat-pasta delicious.


And while one pot pasta doesn’t beg for an explanation, we thought we would give you a step-by-step on how to go about it.


THE CLASSIC ONE POT PASTA (SERVES 4)

12 ounces Riscossa Linguine

12 ounces Riscossa cherry tomatoes

1 big onion, thinly slices (about 2 cups)

4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 sprigs basil, plus torn leaves for garnish

2 tablespoons Borsao olive oil – add more for serving or to taste

2 tsp Heroca Black Salt

¼ tsp Organic Life Black Pepper

4 ½ cups of water

Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving


HOW WE DID IT

Combine the pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, red-pepper flakes, basil, oil, salt, pepper, and water in a large straight-sided skillet (the linguine should lay flat)


Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil mixture, stirring and turning pasta frequently with tongs or a fork, until pasta is al dente and water has nearly evaporated. This should take you roughly 9 minutes. Did we not say it was easy?!!


Season to taste with salt and pepper, divide among 4 bowls, and garnish with basil. Serve with olive oil and Parmesan.


Pasta ready, Netflix switched on and your favourite bottle of Nederburg Manor House Cabernet Sauvignon (also available at PSG!) opened and breathing, ready for the first sip.


Buon appetito!



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