Recipe / Last orders of summer pasta
Saturday 17 July 1993
Ingredients: 4oz (115g) broccoli florets
4oz (115g) french beans, cut in 2in lengths
4oz (115g) mangetout
1lb (450g) penne pasta (quills)
Vinaigrette: 9tbs olive oil
3tbs wine vinegar or lemon juice
1-2tsp French mustard
2tbs fresh chopped basil, or mint, or tarragon, or parsley or fennel feathers
1tsp caster sugar (optional)
1 garlic clove, crushed
salt and black pepper
Preparation: Steam or blanch vegetables until brightly coloured and still crisp. Mix vinaigrette in bottom of a large bowl. Season to taste. Add vegetables and toss. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta. Cook until al dente. Drain and immediately refresh under cold water. Add to bowl. Toss. Allow to cool, then chill briefly. Serve garnished with fresh herbs.
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