If I’m to be completely honest I would have to admit to being a complete carb addict. I always have been and am rarely satisfied unless a meal has some form of carbs. Mr Good has always thought it odd that I make myself a baked jacket potato or some such thing if we’re having grilled/bbq’d meat and salad for dinner. I know that if I don’t add some sort of carb to the plate I’ll be hunting the cupboards for snacks an hour after dinner. It’s just the way I roll. So given this information you can understand my partiality for pizza and especially pasta. I love them, in fact I would happily eat pasta several times a week if just cooking for my own sake. What I especially like, now that the weather is starting to warm up (can’t say that to early around here or I’ll jinx it), is simple pastas with few, but fresh ingredients and the same goes with pizza. And that brings me to this month’s recipe swap theme, simple fresh pasta or pizza combinations. To kick things off I’ll share one each of my own.
Firstly is my salmon, broccoli and broadbean pasta which I wrote about quite a while ago.
This is a decidedly spring pasta dish taking advantage of the broccoli (sprouting in particular) and broadbean harvest at that time. Once it moves beyond that time of year I switch the broccoli and beans for some capers. I think you could also add some rocket or baby spinach. It’s a super speedy, fresh and easy pasta dish.
I’m also going to share a favourite pizza topping, though it’s more of an autumn combination than spring or summer. For some reason I think pizza toppings should come in three and this does just that. This one is roasted pumpkin, chorizo and rocket. I always spread a tomato sauce (passata or a home made roasted tomato sauce depending what I have on hand) and sprinkle with a little (not too much) mozzerella then add the pumpkin (pre roasted and diced) and chorizo and cook on a hot pizza stone. Top with the rocket once it’s cooked and enjoy.
Now it’s your turn. I’m looking for fast, fresh and simple pizza or pasta dishes to keep my carb cravings at bay.