Why not ‘spice’ up your traditional pasta night with this exotic pasta recipe, a true taste of the Mediterranean.
Ingredients (serves 4)
400g tortiglioni or penne pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
500g lamb mince
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
1. Cook pasta following packet directions.
2. Meanwhile, in a regular frying pan heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for three to four minutes. After the onion is browned add garlic. Cook for one more minute
3. Increase heat to medium-high. Add mince and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for three minutes or until mince is browned. Add lemon juice, tomatoes and salt and pepper. Cook for four to five minutes or until tomatoes soften. Remove from heat.
4. Drain pasta and return to pan. Add mince mixture, feta, mint and parsley. Toss. Season with salt and pepper and serve.