I got home late the other night, hungry and wanting pasta. There was a slight problem though, we had no spaghetti or fettuccine. We did, however, have soba noodles, the sort used in Asian soups. I decided to give it a go.
But what to put on the pasta?
Grilled eggplant – the night before my housemate had grilled some eggplant (check out Gilled Eggplant to find out how to make your own)
Cherry tomatoes – there was a punnet of questionable cherry tomatoes lurky in my fridge
Goat cheese – a few nights earlier I had friends over for cheese and nibbles and some ash goat cheese remained
Sunflower seeds – these are tasty and add a different texture to the dish
Chop the eggplant and halve the cherry tomatoes. Heat in a frypan with the sunflower seeds.
Outcome: If you like angel hair you will like noodle pasta. If, like me, you think angel hair pasta is very over-rated, you will wish you had spaghetti or fettuccine.
Ingredients: soba noodles, grilled eggplant, cherry tomatoes, ash goat cheese, sunflower seeds and parmesan
Equipment: pot, chopping board, knife, fry pan
- Chop the eggplant and halve the cherry tomatoes
- Warm the eggplant, cherry tomato and sunflower seeds in a fry pan
- Bring the noodles to the boil (2 minutes), drain, add to the fry pan and mix
- Serve topped with goat cheese and parmesan