Sedanini Pasta recipe topped with Lardons, Tomatoes, fresh Parsley and Hard Cheese shavings

400g sedanini pasta
1 onion – peel & chop finely
200g Richard Bosman Lardons
1 clove garlic – peel, grate finely & chop
2 tsp smoked paprika
4 tomatoes – dice (1cm)
½ cup water (for the lardon and tomato mix)
10g parsley – remove stalks & chop roughly
60g hard cheese
olive oil (from your pantry)
salt & pepper (from your pantry)

How to

Preparation: Prepare all ingredients as indicated above. Boil the kettle.

Sedanini pasta: Place a large saucepan on medium-high heat and add the boiling water. Add the sedanini pasta and cook for 10 minutes. Don’t overcook the pasta – you want it al dente, that’s slightly chewy and uniformly translucent. Once cooked, drain (reserving some pasta water for the sauce) and keep warm in a colander over a saucepan of hot water. Drizzle the pasta with a little olive oil to prevent it from sticking together.

Lardon and tomato mix: Place a large frying pan on medium-high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Add the onion and the lardons to the pan and break the lardons up with the spoon. Cook for 5 minutes until golden. Add the garlic and smoked paprika and cook for 30 seconds before adding the tomatoes and the water (see quantity above for the lardon mix). Cook for 7 minutes until the tomatoes soften and form a sauce. You can add some of the pasta water to loosen the sauce, if necessary. Season to taste – the lardons are very salty, so you might not need to add any extra salt.

Hard cheese: Use a potato peeler to slice the hard cheese into shavings.

Serve the sedanini pasta topped with the lardon and tomato mix, fresh parsley and hard cheese shavings. Season to taste.

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