Some time ago we went to Munich, the trip was brilliant idea and definately I would so love to go there again. As always I was traveling on shoestring (why? because is way more fun this way) and most of restaurants seemed rather on the expensive end, until we stumbled upon Pasta&Basta. It’s a chain of restaurants where everything is under 5 Euro (plate of pasta, small pizza, portion of lasagne etc), food is lovely and freshly made and athmosphere resembles Italian bistro. Fantastic spot indeed.
Today I was looking for comfort and decided that there’s nothing better than a good plate of tasty pasta with tomato sauce. That’s how idea of Italian style chicken-tomato sauce was born. Recipe is as usual a quick fix, but healthy and made from scratch. Can be served with pasta your choice and of course modified according to your preferences. For instance one can add chilli, bacon or mushrooms, one can easily use minced beef or ground turkey instead, or just exchange chicken for turkey.
What is most important about Italian cusine is simplicity. Simple and fresh ingredients, simple tastes and pasta. Of course there is sth nice and comforting about noodles, I’m not really sure what, but nothing makes me more happy than a good portion of spaghetti. Chicken is light, anchovy salty and tomatos juicy and fresh in taste. So what else do you need for a good meal?
Pasta & Basta
(serves 4 maybe 5)
500g chicken breast, diced
400g can chopped tomatoes
1 can anchovy, chopped
2 onions, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 jar sun dry tomatoes, sliced
2 table spoons olives, sliced
2 table spoon capers
herbs and spices of your choice
pasta of your choice
parmesan to sprinkle over the dish
In the frying pan heat some olive oil, put in onion, garlic, anchovy and give it a quick fry. Add chicken, sun dry tomatoes, onions and give it a good fry, add can of tomatoes and canfull of water, stir and let simmer until liquid reduces and sauce gets thicker, season up to your liking. Serve with your favourite pasta and sprinkle or ton of parmesan on the top. Enjoy.