One of the reasons for visiting bath was to go out for dinner with a friend, and Jamie's Italian seemed like a suitable destination. This was a refreshing reminder of how simple pasta can be. All three of us ordered a pasta dish, and none of them came with a highly complex sauce that took days to make. They were all undeniably tasty. Having made a few pasta dishes in the past year I felt challenged to take this concept of simple pasta and cook something. The result is below. I also discovered a chocolate tart recipe in my Italian cookery book. Chocolate crème patisserie in a citrus pastry case topped with almonds! I would share the recipe but that would be plagarism. Instead try getting this out of your local library (or ordering one)!
Joe's Chicken and Tarragon Pasta
- Two large chicken breasts
- One serving spoon of tarragon
- One lemon
- 50g Butter
- 100ml White wine
- 4 cloves of garlic
- Pasta for four
- 3 Eggs
- 300g 00 Flour
Dice the chicken into small pieces and fry using some of the garlic butter until golden brown. Whilst this is frying cook the pasta. Add some more butter and de-glaze the pan with the white wine and the juice from half the lemon. Add the remaining tarragon and reduce the sauce a little. Pour the cooking liquor over the pasta and toss it lightly. Serve the pasta and place the chicken and tarragon on top. Top with grated Parmesan.