Like every middle-class metropolitan professional couple we lead such busy lives these days. Monday night we attend our Tibetan singing bowl music workshop, Tuesday is Pranic Crystal Healing, Wednesday – practical Feng Shui, Thursday night is of course Aura Therapy night and Friday is ‘The Power of the Pyramids’ – term 2. The weekends we usually relax and divide our time between meditation and balancing our chakras. So it’s no surprise that occasionally we need a meal which is very quick to make … and this is one of those.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Skill level: Easy
- linguine – 200g
- anchovies in olive oil – tin
- rocket – good handful – chopped
- juice of 1 lemon
- garlic – 3 cloves – finely chopped
- olive oil
- s & p
Plunge the linguine into plenty of boiling salted water and cook until al dente.
Meanwhile fry the garlic in a generous amount of olive oil for a couple of minutes, add the anchovies (including oil) and continue to cook until they have dissolved. Add the lemon juice, season and keep on a low heat.
Drain the pasta, chuck in the rocket, pour over the sauce, mix and serve with a hearty salad.
Verdict: A perfect, quick mid-week dinner.
Entertainment: A new series of the excellent ‘Masterchief’ started tonight. John Torode and Gregg Wallace shout and devour their way through meals created by six hopeful and wanabe chefs. A floppy-permed posh barrister narrowly beat a red faced 12 year old pixie boy.