Dear Marc,
Following last week's seafood flavour, do you have any recipes for quick and easy pasta sea food dishes. I work all week and try to cook as much as possible, but during the week I like to have some quick and easy, but healthy dishes to cook for me and my wife. Thanks very much.

Steve Toms, Manchester.

Your wife is really lucky to have a husband who enjoys cooking for her. I am in the same situation myself and often cook quick pasta dishes at home. The most important thing is to use a good quality fresh pasta. It can be frozen and cooked straight from the freezer and cooks faster and tastes better than dried pasta. Buy some sun–dried tomatoes in olive oil and a jar of basil pesto. These keep well in the fridge and are great standby items to have kicking around. Boil your pasta until it is just cooked and al'dente. Warm some chopped sun–dried tomatoes in a little olive oil and add a big spoonful of basil pesto. Add some freshly cooked seafood of your choice or a tin of tuna and add the pasta. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with grated Parmesan and serve. It's very quick, very simple but tastes great.

Marc Fosh


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