Thursday, 17 May 2012

Super Veg Pasta

I have been looking for a really good tomato sauce for pasta for some time and also something to do with fennel.  I have used fennel seeds before but not a fennel bulb.  I found this recipe for this sauce from the bbc good food website (Super Veg Pasta Recipe) and I am now hooked.  It was a fabulous sauce on spaghetti, Pete had it over pork strips and I think with a bit more stock and a whizz with the stick blender it would make a great tomato soup. I thought the taste of the fennel would be strong, but it really just sweetened the sauce.  Next time I am going to add maybe some courgettes or aubergine, but then that's me; I always end up mucking around with a recipe!!  (Oh by the way I didn't roast the peppers, just softened them with the onion, fennel and carrot!, anything for an easier life!).  As a new fan, I will definitely now be growing some fennel.
Post Post Note : Today I have had the last of this sauce, heated, with salad leaves in a wrap and it was delicious!


  1. I love fennel in sauces - isn't it great when you find a recipe you can adapt.

  2. That looks really good! Plus extra sauce for leftovers is perfect. - Margy