Sunday, March 10, 2013

Saloomi Poosta

 adapted from Nigella Kitchen by Nigella Lawson

300g small pasta
400g tin chopped tomatoes
400g tin cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
250g salami, cut into 2cm pieces
2 sprigs each of fresh rosemary and thyme

1. Cook the pasta as per package instructions and meanwhile...

2. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and add the salami (no oil needed!) and herbs, frying until the salami is a little coloured.

3. Add the tin of tomatoes and enough water to half fill the tomato tin to the salami. Stir, then add the cannellini beans and stir again. 

4. Simmer the sauce until the pasta is cooked. If the sauce needs it, season with S&P. 

5. Drain the pasta and pour it into the frying pan and toss everything together.

Serve topped with the cheese of your choice (powdered, real, there's no judgement here) and eat, perhaps with a spoon (hey, it's my comfort food).


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  1. I absolutely love this blog - the cartoons are amazing and this story is one I know all too well...planning a wedding sucks and it's good to have something comforting to eat to bring you back down to Earth!

  2. Thank you so much :) If anything, this wedding has given me a new respect for wedding planners :P

  3. What a great blog - just love it. I have so many cook books I actually have a room dedicated to them... a library if you will. So many recipes, so little time.

    I got married A WHILE ago, loved the wedding, the planning - not so much. Hope yours is fabulous.

    Oh and Nigella Kitchen, one of my many faves.

    1. Thanks so much. I actually love YOUR blog :) as for Kitchen, I love it but in my eyes she can do no wrong!
      I know the actual wedding day will be great but I'm just over the planning thing. Not helped by further wedding overload from my almost-brother-in-law and my brother getting married just a few weeks before too :-P

  4. I'm giggling- I really have a hard time saying no to comfort food- all the time. I would eat it every night if I could.

  5. Oh my goodness, I JUST saw Nigella make this on her show like three days ago and I haven't stopped thinking about it since. I was going to make this tomorrow! Funny. Love your drawings by the way!

    1. I haven't seen the episode where she makes this one. But yeah, you SHOULD make it coz it's SOOOO tasty. My fiance literally asks for it EVERY time I ask what he wants for dinner. His heart would explode coz he would eat it every day!