Macaroni with sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes and pancetta

Macaroni with sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes and pancetta
Macaroni with sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes and pancetta 

Versatile, easy-to-prepare sugar snap peas add crunch to a variety of dishes

Versatile, easy-to-prepare sugar snap peas add crunch to a variety of dishes.

Ingredients
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, peeled and finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp pancetta, finely diced
250g cherry tomatoes, washed and each cut in half
1/4 cup tomato passata (puree)
350g sugar snap peas, well washed and strings removed
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
500g macaroni or other similar tubular pasta

A dinner that's as delicious as it is simple to prepare

Method
Heat olive oil in a pan and lightly fry onion, garlic and pancetta for a minute or so. Add cherry tomatoes and passata and simmer for 5 minutes. Add sugar snap peas and a couple of good pinches of salt. Simmer for a further three minutes until peas are tender. Add parsley and pepper. Remove from heat. Cook pasta, drain and toss with sauce. Serve with plenty of freshly grated parmesan.

Serves 4

Chef: Steve Manfredi
Photo: Marco Del Grande
Source: SMH
Italian, Quick, Contemporary, Healthy, Dairy free, Nut free, Egg free, Lunch