The sun blushed tomato. When this young upstart appeared on the scene the older sibling stood no chance. Why choose a greasy sodden sundried tomato when lined up against the sweet, dainty and colourful sunblushed? You wouldn't would you?
Except if you do internet shopping, and regularly get confused by the Gulliver sized images. So when turning up in my internet shopping I could do little except indulge in some food nostalgia, berate myself for my slapdash clicking and tuck the little jar in the back of the cupboard exiled until further notice. You see I had wanted to believe the cost of sunblused tomatoes did not mean you need to apply for an overdraft (extension). It's not the case, you still do. And that's why you buy sundried tomatoes, as a mistake, but in hope.
As noted previously Delia's favourite tomatoes are practical, so when flying in the house at 5pm (toddlers and babies gradually melt down every minute past 5pm that they do not eat) I knew my internet mistake was now my saviour. Fate perhaps? After all the sunblushed variety can tolerate not being eaten for only 2 days. It would not have existed for this emergency. I had no dinner plans, no time and as stress fogged my mind limited ideas. As a parent I always feel there is a veg requirement and as a parent I always know that pasta is a safe bet. With these factors in mind here is my 5 minute emergency dinner:
Sundried Tomato and Courgette Pasta (serves 3)
1 courgette (diced)
10ish sundried tomatos (chop into small pieces)
1 tsp pesto
1. Cook pasta as per packet instruction
2. Meanwhile saute courgette in olive oil. Once softened add pieces of sundried tomato and let tomato and oil colour and flavour the courgette.
3. Drain pasta reserving small amount of cooking liquid.
4. Stir in courgette/ tomato mixture and add pesto. Stir through.
5. Serve with Parmesan
|Courgette and sundried tomato pasta|