Main Meals

Miso Napoletana pasta

6 to 8
5 minutes
45 minutes–1 hour
Wine/Spirit Pairing
Woolworths Paul Cluver Pinot Noir

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  • 1 x 800 g can Woolworths whole peeled tomatoes in tomato juice
  • 3 leeks, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 red chillies, seeded and chopped
  • 1 T Woolworths miso paste
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 3 T butter
  • salt, to taste
  • 500 g orecchiette, cooked al dente
  • Parmesan, grated, for serving
  • green peppercorns, to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Place the tomatoes, leeks, onion, garlic and chillies in a large roasting pan, then top with the miso, olive oil, butter and salt.

2. Roast until the tomatoes start to brown around the edges of the pan. Stir and roast for a further 10 minutes.

3. Toss with the pasta, and top with the Parmesan and peppercorns.

Cook's note: This sauce can double as an intense tomato soup. Add 1 cup vegetable stock and blend to your desired consistency. Serve with toasted cheese sandwiches.

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Photographs: Myburgh Du Plessis
Food assistant: Irinja Bekker

Bianca Strydom

Recipe by: Bianca Strydom

Prue Leith-trained chef Bianca Strydom cut her teeth working in some of the country's top fine dining restaurants – including former Eat Out number one restaurants The Restaurant at Waterkloof and La Colombe – before joining TASTE in 2018. Her favourite recipes to develop? Boujee breakfast recipes. Follow her on Instagram @biancast__.

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