I was there alone on a late weekday afternoon and ordered one of the famous pasta, Jools' favourite Sicilian Tuna Fusilli and Polenta Chips as side. Jools is Jamie's wife and this is her favourite Saturday afternoon pasta. This dish is also one of the reasons why I was there. This pasta is healthy and light and I want to recreate it at home. There's another Jools' favourite in Jamie's 30 minute meals called Pregnant Jool Pasta which is penne cooked with sausages.
I ordered the single portion which is 75g and came with a herb breadcrumbs on a spoon. It was very fresh, light and delicious. True to Jamie's food philosophy, this pasta which is cooked with fresh and simple ingredients can be enjoyed eating in a balanced healthy way.
The polenta chips were so superbly fried too, remain crisp and warm right to the last piece. I have to save the tempting desserts for another trip with family and to try the other dishes as well..
My version of Jools'Favourite Sicilian Tuna is adapted from here.
1 pound, (400g)good-quality fusilli or penne(fusilli)
1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 cans(400g x 2) good quality whole peeled tomatoes, chopped
2 cans (10oz) good-quality tuna in olive oil, drained and flaked(142gms x 2)
1 to 2 fresh red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped (2 deseeded chillies)
1 level teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 bunch fresh basil, leaves picked, stalks chopped
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1-2 lemon, zest and juice(1 lemon)
Small handful freshly grated Parmesan Cheese (Herb breadcrumbs)
recipe source: own
1/2 cups of panko
1 tablespoon of flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of parmesan
Mix the above ingredients and baked in the oven at 180C for 10-15 mins or until breadcrumbs is brown and toasted.
- Heat a splash of olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pan and cook the onion, chilli, cinnamon and basil stalks on a medium to low heat for 5 minutes until onion has softened and is slightly sweet.
- Turn up the heat and add your tomatoes, tuna and a good pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes. Taste for seasoning.
- Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a pan of salted boiling water according to the pack instructions. When al dente, drain the pasta in a colander, reserving some of the cooking water.
- Toss the pasta into the tuna and tomato sauce with the roughly torn basil leaves, a glug of olive oil, the lemon zest and juice, and mix together well.
- Loosen the pasta with a little of the reserved cooking water if needed. Check the seasoning and serve immediately with Parmesan.( crunchy herb breadcrumbs at the side)
Ta-Da,..My homemade version. I would say this is very close in taste.
Note: Pasta sauce is cooked for 4 servings. Cooked pasta is for single serving of 100g.
Those who tried this pasta and other food in the restaurant here and abroad, felt that there are some degrees of inconsistency in presentation and taste.
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When one is struck with an uncertainty medical report, one is naturally frightened. My friend is thankful she has a God who cares, and has given her comforting Word. She has faith in God's will for her, whatever outcome of the open biopsy.
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. Proverbs 29:25
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7