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    Posted: 02 Oct 2006 at 16:23
Making this again tonight so thought I would post it - have been eating alot of Vegie dishes lately this is quite good


Pasta Arrabiata
10oz (300g) Fusilli or Penne pasta
1 medium onion
2-3 cloves garlic
2-4 chilli peppers
6oz (175g) mushrooms
1 green pepper
4 large spring cabbage leaves
1 tin (14oz/400g) tomatoes
¾pint (450ml) passata or tomato juice
6oz (175g) grated cheese
1 level teaspoon basil
1 level teaspoon oregano
1 large pinch chilli powder
Dash of red wine
Salt & pepper
Olive oil


Cook Pasta in the normal way.

While the pasta is cooking, peel and chop the onion and set to one side. Peel the garlic. If you are a garlic lover, use 3 cloves, chop it finely and set to one side.

Wash the chilli peppers, (think carefully about how hot you like your food before you use three), then slice in two lengthways. Unless you like really spicy food, remove the seeds, then chop finely and put with the garlic.

Wash the pepper and cabbage and drain. Remove the stalk and thick rib of the cabbage then thinly slice both cabbage and pepper. Wipe the mushrooms and cut into quarters.

Put a wok or a heavy pan on a high light and add a table spoon of olive oil. Add the onion and stir fry or sauté for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, chilli pepper, herbs and spices and cook on for a further 2 minutes.
Add the green pepper and mushrooms and let them cook until tender. If you are not using a wok, turn down the light to avoid burning the mixture.

Open the tin of tomatoes and chop the contents roughly, or use a tin of pre-chopped tomatoes, and add to the pan with the tomato sauce and red wine. Stir well, then add the cabbage and season to taste. The sauce does not need to cook any further, it will finish off in the oven.

Put the pasta in a large oven or casserole dish and stir in the sauce mixture. Top with grated cheese and put it in the hot oven to cook for 25 to 30 minutes.


It goes really well with a fresh green salad, and, with a glass of something chilled, I tend to use 1/2fat cheese as well to lighten the calories - can recommend it

this makes about 4 portions and freezes quite well

Edited by Bren - 02 Oct 2006 at 16:32
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2006 at 16:56
yum yum except for the cabbage leaves
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  Quote Bren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2006 at 17:01
I dont really like cabbage but it's cut so fine you dont really know it's there and have made it without and is def better with
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2006 at 17:03
no smoked bacon Bendy?
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  Quote Bren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2006 at 17:08
suppose you could add it Alex - I've always done this as a veggie dish but think smoked bacon would go well
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  Quote killersbee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2006 at 18:59

Hmmm... Pasta Arrabiata

Another reason I like Italian food...
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