I love autumn!
Tonight’s supper was simple, seasonal and delicious.
I chopped a couple of cooking apples and some shallots from the garden into a ovenproof dish, put sausages and a handful of bacon on top and then put it into the oven for half an hour.
I served it with some runner beans from my parents garden and, because I was feeling a little lazy, microwave brown rice.
Before I get any further with this post you need to know that I did not make the pasta; making fresh pasta is fun but not when you have been driving for about eight hours and need a really quick and delicious supper! The ravioli I used was from Tesco and contained Scottish Crab and Chilli, which seemed rather fitting after a long drive south from the Highlands.
I used marjoram from my garden when I made this a couple of days ago, however you can substitute in fresh basil if that is easier for you to get hold of.
- Fresh ravioli (or tortelini); a fish filling goes particularly well with the lemon
- Olive oil – the best that you have because it is an important contribution to the flavour
- Zest of one lemon
- a couple of tablespoons of fresh marjoram leaves
- a few grinds of black pepper
Zest the lemon and strip the marjoram leaves from the stem – this is the only bit of preparation that you need to do!
Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the packet; this usually only takes a couple of minutes.
Drain the pasta and then stir in a good splash of olive oil, the lemon zest, marjoram and black pepper.
Absolutely perfect with a nice glass of wine after a very long day.