We had friends over for lunch today. It has been a while since I made pasta. Armed with a jar of sundried tomatoes and loads of fresh basil leaves, I decided to combine both.
100gms chicken ham chopped finely
3 tbsps of minced garlic + 1 tbsp garlic for the pesto
200 gms button mushrooms
300 gms of penne [I added a little fusilli in too. Just as I started, I realised did not have enough of either]
6 pieces of sundried tomatoes
6 basil leaves
1 cube of amul cheese grated
1/2 cup milk
For the pesto
Blitz the sundried tomatoes, 1 tbsp garlic, basil leaves, cashew, and cheese with a little bit of olive oil. Keep it aside.
For the pasta sauce
Heat 1 tsp of olive oil. Add the chicken ham and garlic and toss for about 5-6 minutes. Then add the button mushroom and salt and pepper. When the mushrooms soften, add the pesto and stir for 5 minutes. Then add the boiled pasta and half cup of milk. Toss it around and serve it while it is hot.