Donal Skehan: Martha’s one-pan pasta

A brilliantly simple pasta dish inspired by American food writer Martha Stewart

Celebrity chef Donal Skehan puts a novel spin on a pasta dish. Video: Donal Skehan

Sat, Mar 12, 2016, 06:00

   
  • Serves: 2
  • Cooking Time: 15 mins
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • Serves 2
  • 200g spaghetti
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 100g baby spinach leaves
  • 1 small onion, finely sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • A small handful of basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 50g pecorino cheese, grated
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper

Method

A brilliantly simple pasta dish inspired by American food writer Martha Stewart. The pasta and sauce are cooked in one pan resulting in perfectly al dente spaghetti wrapped in a silky tomato sauce. Add 100g of spinach for extra greenery.

Arrange the tomatoes, spinach, onion, garlic, and chilli across the base of a large frying pan. Nestle the spaghetti in the center of the pan and pour over the olive oil and 600ml of water or chicken stock.

Place the pan over a medium high heat and bring the contents of the pan to the boil. Using a tongs, stir the pasta regularly and cook for about 9 minutes until it’s cooked and the liquid has nearly evaporated creating a sauce.

Remove the pan from heat and stir though the pecorino cheese and basil. Season with sea salt and ground black pepper to serve.