Biltong and basil pasta

6 servings Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 40 mins By Food24
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Ingredients (15)

500 g pasta — of your choice
30 ml fresh chillies — 573
1 onion — chopped
1 red pepper — diced
1 red chillies — chopped
4 garlic — cloves, crushed
30 ml sour cream or plain full-cream yoghurt
100 g mature cheddar cheese — grated
150 g biltong
10 g fresh parsley — roughly chopped
10 g fresh basil — roughly chopped
lemon — zest and juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper
to serve — to serve
10 g fresh basil
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1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Drain, reserving 125ml (½c) of the cooking liquid.

2. Heat the oil in a deep pan and fry the onion until soft and done. Add
half the diced red pepper and stir-fry for another 2 minutes. Add the
chillies and garlic and fry for another 5 minutes.

3. Reduce the heat and stir through the sour cream or yoghurt, followed by
the cheese, biltong, parsley and basil. Mix well.

4. Add the pasta and cooking liquid and heat through. Season with the lemon
juice, zest, salt and pepper.

5. To serve Spoon the pasta into bowls, top with the rest of the diced red
pepper and garnish with a generous amount of fresh basil.

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