It is true that a watched pot never boils. It is also so so very true that there are not many things as comforting as a plate of warm pasta. Good day? Bad day? “Meh” day? Pasta is the answer, my friend.
What goes in:
- A handful of spinach and the same amount of parsley (that is the exact measure. Stems and all): chopped
- That half red onion that was in the fridge: chopped
- Olive oil (about a couple of tablespoons)
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 2 filets of tilapia
- Juice of 2 limes
- Pecorino Romano (you don’t want to buy that nasty already grated cheese)
What to do:
- Place the tilapia on foil. Season it with salt, pepper and lime juice. Drizzle olive oil on top. Wrap and bake for about 20 minutes. This is what will take for the rest to be ready.
- Boil water (in pan!, lots of water, lots of salt. Absolutely no oil). Cook the pasta according to the instructions.
- Sauté the onion and the vegetable stems (Those need a little longer to cook).
- When the fish is ready, take it off the foil and add all the juices to the sauté pan.
- When the pasta is cooked, drain and put it on the sauté pan and add the vegetable leaves. Toss, serve, add the cheese.