Pete brought home a small bag of trimmed green beans from Morrisons last Sunday. We wouldn’t normally buy trimmed veg, but these were 50p. And I always feel guilty about the food miles with Kenyan beans, but it’s very efficient (the Food Programme told me so), and Kenyan farmers are entitled to a living.
Anyhow, we needed to be fed and out quickly last night, so here’s a 15 minute meal start to finish.
- Put a pot of salted water on to boil for the pasta
- Chop one onion, and a couple of cloves of garlic (or more – entirely up to you)
- Make sure the beans are in fact trimmed – sometimes packets lie (snarl)
- Weigh 125g of pasta quills (that’s what we have for two of us)
- Heat some olive oil in a frying pan, and put the onions and garlic in to cook gently
- When pasta water is boiling, add pasta *and* beans (thus saving time and washing up). Set timer for 10 minutes
- Realise that the small packet of beans is really quite small, and add some pancetta cubes to the pan
- (Ideally get husband to) grate lots of parmesan
- When timer goes, drain pasta and beans, add to frying pan, add parmesan, stir around, eat, run.