World Food Challenge

Day 147: Saint Kitts and Nevis with Rasta Pasta

Hello, Raffies!

We made it to Italy safe and feels good to feel some summer on our skins.
Today our dinner is going to be late. We arrived home around 21:00h and still had to cook the dish. Thankfully, my mom had already chopped everything that had to be chopped. We are going to the Caribbean for the coming days! Let’s start with the first in line: Saint Kitts and Nevis and a quite common dish, Rasta Pasta. This dish is to be found all over the Caribbean. It is a dish with countless variations. Often you can find versions with chicken and a creamy sauce. Its cheesiness is the trigger that makes you want to get more.

The recipe is quite simple:

3 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 onion, sliced
2 yellow or red bell peppers, julienned
500 g tagliatelle
2 c black beans, cooked and drained
2 c broccoli, boilt
¼ c basil, chopped
2 tsp oregano, chopped
Parmesan cheese

Start by boiling the noodles in hot salty water. Drain and set aside. In a skillet, heat the olive oil and fry the onion, garlic, peppers and broccoli until soft. Add the black beans and cook until slightly creamy. Mix in the noodles and season with basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Add a generous amount of Parmesan cheese and serve. This can either be enjoyed warm or cold as a salad.

After a long day, this simple dish had a soothing effect to all of us. It was delicious!



Love, Raffi

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