Pasta Recipes

Recipe of the Week: Fusilli With Prawns, Courgettes, Datterini Tomatoes, Parsley and Garlic

Theo Randall | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is so quick to make and a really good way to use prawns. The courgettes become soft and almost creamy if you toss the pasta well... Make sure the pasta still has a bite when you remove it from the water as you need to cook and reduce the sauce in the frying pan to make the sauce coat the pasta. Have a good week!

Easy Broccoli, Cauliflower and Pasta Cheese Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Here's a pasta dish that is a real favourite in our house. I am not sure it will help me lose baby weight (well not in the portions I serve it) but for me it really is the taste of comfort and home.

Recipe of the Week: Tagliatelle With Italian Sausage, Swiss Chard and Chilli

Theo Randall | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

Italian sausages are delicious in a pasta sauce as they are a combination of fresh and cured pork with seasoning so they are almost like a seasoned mince. Adding the swiss chard to the sauce gives it more texture and is a great way to use chard stalks.

Hello, Ducks

Linda Duffin | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

I bought half a dozen duck eggs in my local deli the other day. Then I sat and looked at them. Yes, my life is one long dizzy social whirl. Having got them I couldn't decide how to cook them.

Recipe of the Week: Tagliarini With Brown Shrimps and Zucchini

Theo Randall | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is such a simple pasta dish but very delicious. When you make it you will definitely want to make it again. The brown shrimps have a very unique flavour and combined with the zucchini butter and garlic taste even better.

Recipe of the Week: Fusilli With Broccoli, Chilli, Anchovies and Garlic

Theo Randall | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

Fusilli is a brilliant pasta to use because the little spirals get clogged up with the sauce so every mouthful tastes delicious.

Recipe of the Week: Penne All'Arabiatta

Theo Randall | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

Penne alla arabbiata is one of the most delicious classic pasta sauces that people take for granted. Try this way as you will get the true flavour of the red chillies as they are cooked into the olive oil with the garlic and basil.

Recipe of the Week: Penne With Italian Sausage and Tomato

Theo Randall | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is a really good way to use Italian sausages. They have lots of flavour as they are a mixture of cured and fresh pork. By taking them out their skins you have an instant mince which can cook very quickly. The addition of a tablespoon of cream just finishes of this sauce perfectly.

Recipes From Tuscany: Spicy Sausage and Mascarpone Pasta

Beth Young | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Young

N'duja (pronounced un-doo-ya) is possibly the most successful ingredient to make it out of Calabria and is one of my favourites. For those of you who haven't tried it, 'nduja is essentially a spicy sausage paste which doesn't look that appealing but tastes wonderful.

Recipe of the Week: Spirale Pasta With Squash, Pancetta and Cannelloni Beans

Theo Randall | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This recipe is a great way to incorporate squash with pasta and it doesn't require baking the squash in the oven. The addition of the pancetta and sage makes it richer and by adding the cannellini beans give it a much heartier texture and flavour

Recipe for the Weekend: Red Mullet Tagliarini

Theo Randall | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

Red mullet is the most delicious fish and using it this way is a great way to show how sweet and juicy it can be. The bay leaf goes really well with the tomato and the texture of the fine taglierini with the chunks of red mullet is wonderful! Have a good weekend!

Recipe for the Weekend: Scallop and Samphire Tagliarini

Theo Randall | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is a good way to combine samphire with scallops and prawns, as the samphire adds lots of flavour and texture to the sweet shellfish. The addition of the creme fraiche just brings together all the flavours.

Recipe for the Weekend: Conchighlie With Porcini, Zucchini and Mint

Theo Randall | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

Dried porcini mushrooms are easy to get hold of and have loads of flavour. The addition of mint works really well with the other ingredients but be careful, as too much mint can overpower the other ingredients. Conchighlie (pasta shells) work well in this recipe as the sauce tends to get stuck in the inside of the shells. Have a great weekend!

Recipe for the Weekend: Tagliatelle With Spinach, Parmesan and Summer Truffle

Theo Randall | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is a really good way to use spinach in a pasta dish. The cream and egg yolks and parmesan make it rich but the spinach adds great texture and flavour. The shavings of summer truffle make it even more delicious but are not essential.

Recipe for the Weekend: Tagliatelle With Lobster, Tomatoes and Courgettes

Theo Randall | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is a great recipe to use a small lobster. As you are making a stock with the shell, you create a lot of lobster flavour which is perfect with the tagliatelle as is absorbs it really well. The addition of the courgettes gives it a juicy texture too. Try this recipe now as lobster prices are at their lowest this time of year.

Recipe for the Weekend: Tagliarini, Artichokes and Summer Truffle

Theo Randall | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This recipe is a great way to experience a summer truffle. Summer truffles are not the strongest of truffles but by using artichoke and parmesan it brings out its subtle flavour. There is a temptation to add a drop of truffle oil but try and resist because by not adding it you will get the true flavour of the truffle.

Recipe for the Weekend: Tagliatelle With Asparagus and Anchovies

Theo Randall | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is so quick to make and makes the most of a bunch of asparagus. The combination of tagliatelle, anchovy, asparagus, creme fraiche and pangrattato is really delicious. It a recipe that is full of flavour as well as texture.

Recipe for the Weekend: Trofie Pasta With Pesto, Green Beans and Potato

Theo Randall | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This recipe is very delicious and easy to prepare. Once you have made the pesto and cooked the green beans and potatoes, it's simply mixing everything together once the pasta is cooked. Perfect for lunch or a pasta course at your dinner party. Try with a chilled glass of Vermentino. Have a fantastic weekend !

Recipe for the Weekend: Rotolo di Spinaci

Theo Randall | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

It's a wonderful dish to make in advance, as you can assemble it a few hours ahead and then bake it when you need it. It's very important to use a white tea towel - I once made a rotolo using a blue tea towel and the pasta came out blue, which went down very well with my friends. I still get teased about it.

Recipe for the Weekend: Porcini Mushroom Tagliatelle

Theo Randall | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This week's recipe is short on ingredients but bursting with flavour thanks to the porcini mushrooms. I recommend keeping a little jar of dried ones in the back of your cupboard as they're a very versatile seasoning and with a basic tomato sauce and dash of cream are especially delicious.

Recipe for the Weekend: Crab Linguine

Theo Randall | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is a recipe that makes a small amount of crab meat go a long way. The addition of the tomatoes and courgettes makes the flavor much sweeter and really brings out the taste of fresh crab meat. If you can get hold of a crab and cook it yourself then the result will be much better but you can get a good result with picked pasteurised crab meat.

Recipe for the Weekend: Tagliatelle With Aubergine, Tomato and Chilli

Theo Randall | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This recipe is a great way to cook aubergine as by boiling them, you remove any bitter juices and you ensure they are cooked. The combination of aubergine and tomato is a classic too. Perfect for vegetarians - try with a glass of Primitivo di Puglia. Have a lovely weekend!

Recipe for the Weekend: Prawn and Coppa Di Parma Spaghetti

Theo Randall | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

Coppa di Parma is a ham made from the shoulder of the pig, rather than the leg. It has a fairly high fat content so it's very versatile and usually very reasonably priced. The combination of salty, fatty, coppa with the sweet prawns and lots of parsley creates a beautiful flavour.

Recipe for the Weekend: Seafood Tagliatelle

Theo Randall | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is an all year favourite for me. The ingredients can vary depending on what's available, but the mix of fish, tomatoes, and chilli makes for a bright and flavourful dish. Open a bottle of Pinot Bianco (riserva if you can find) and enjoy the weekend.

Recipe for the Weekend: Linguine Alla Vongole

Theo Randall | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This pasta dish is one of my all time favourites. It is quick and delicious, which makes it a perfect Friday night dish.