Thursday, 21 August 2008

A ray of sunshine

Andrew and I are deep into the thesis writing. This means I was in the flat for two and a half days before I ventured outside. Very depressing. The weather has been awful this week, which has made my time spent indoors more bearable. When my veg box arrived it had a suprise vegetable, a pumpkin.

I know that a lot people in the UK don't eat pumpkins, just carve them for halloween. But I love them. When it arrived, I knew what we were going to have for dinner, pasta with roasted pumpkin. We first had this dish when we were staying at Andrew's parents house in Ireland. Thankfully, this is our last year of our PhDs and we will definitely be make a trip there next year.

Pumpkin, caramelised onion and feta pasta:

  • 1 Onion, cut into thin wedges
  • Pumpkin, peeled and diced
  • Olives
  • Feta
  • Pasta
  • 1 Lemon, zested and halved
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Dried chilli flakes
Put the diced pumpkin into a roasting dish. Coat with olive oil, salt, pepper and some dried chilli flakes. Place the lemon in a corner of the dish and cook at 200 degrees C for 30 mins until soft.

Meanwhile cook the onion in saucepan with some oil, on a low heat until caramelised (about 30 mins)

Stir the pasta and lemon zest into the onions. Then add the pumpkin, olives and feta. Squeeze in the lemon juice.

I am entering this dish into this weeks Presto Pasta Nights which is hosted by Kitchenetta at Got No Milk. Make sure you have a look at this weeks roundup.

This week in the veg box we got:
  • Pumpkin
  • Courgettes
  • Beetroot
  • Kohl Rabi
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Potatoes


gotnomilk said...

This sounds wonderful. Thanks for your submission to Presto Pasta Nights #77.

Hillary said...

Killer combination of ingredients. I love pumpkin and pasta. Great contribution to PPN!

Holler said...

That sounds really, really good :P