Special Diet

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200 g (7 oz) mascarpone cheese
  • 125 ml (4 fl oz) milk
  • 4 tablespoons mixed chopped herbs (a combination of flat leaf parsley, basil, chives, thyme and/or chervil)
  • 400 g (13 oz) dried tagliatelle or fettuccine or homemade tagliatelle or fettuccine using 1 quantity 3-egg Pasta Dough (see page 10)
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra to serve
  • salt and black pepper
Directions

Pour the oil into a large frying pan, add the tomatoes and garlic and place over a very low heat. Leave the flavours to infuse for 5 minutes. If the garlic begins to colour, simply remove the pan from the hob and leave to infuse in the heat of the pan. Add the mascarpone and milk and stir until the mascarpone has melted. Remove from the heat and stir the herbs through the sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water until it is al dente: according to the packet instructions for dried pasta or for 2 minutes if using fresh pasta. Drain thoroughly, reserving a ladleful of the cooking water.

Return the frying pan with the sauce to a low heat and gently toss in the pasta and Parmesan until well coated. Add some of the reserved pasta cooking water to loosen the sauce to a silky consistency. Serve immediately with some grated Parmesan on the side.

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