And in that time, it has been an extremely fulfilling period, meeting all sorts of people and making new friends everywhere.
So, for this Christmas, I dedicate a delightful yet simple pasta dish that anyone can make.
Instead of using preserved and unappealing bottled sauces you find in supermarkets, I urge you to try this at home. It is a classic Italian dish that can be whipped up in less an 30 mins.
To begin, cook some capellini in boiling water. Capellini is thinner, so it will cook faster than normal spaghetti, so just take note.
In a hot pan, add some olive oil and chopped garlic slices. Add as many slices as you like, but I generally think more garlic is always good.
Toss it in high heat until it starts to get soft. Add in white wine and let it sizzle and reduce by half. Should take about a min or 2.
Toss in lots of diced tomatoes and cook it until the juices infuse the pan and a sauce starts to form.
Add in a knob of butter to give it a nice velvety texture and then add in chopped basil for the additional fragrance.
Lastly, add the pasta and toss it throughly until the capellini is well coated with the tomato and basic mixture.
Plate and serve with some topping of parmesan cheese and it will be simply perfect and delicious!
Merry Christmas everyone!