Spicy Ceylonese-style Penne

  • Spicy Ceylonese-style Penne
Ranked: 197th

Rated 4.75 out of 5 based on 16 votes

Ingredients

  • 500 g penne
  • 3 Tbls coconut oil
  • 2 x bay leaves
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 tspn ground pepper
  • 1 Tbls chili powder
  • 2 x carrots, diced
  • 1/2 x leek, sliced
  • 1 x red pepper, sliced
  • 1 x spanish onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 350 g chicken thigh fillets, cut into strips
  • 1 x juice of lime
  • 2 x tomatoes (chopped)
  • 500 g tomato paste
  • 1 Tbls mixed herbs
  • 250 g grated mozzarella cheese
  • 3 Tbls parsely leaves

Method

1. Boil Penne according to packet instructions. Drizzle olive oil to avoid it sticking together and stir in the bay leaves for fragrance. Drain Penne.

2. Mix lime juice, pepper, mixed herbs, salt and chicken together and set aside.

3. Heat coconut oil in a heavy based pan on moderate heat, put the garlic and onion and stir fry for 2 minutes. Add in the chicken and stir fry for 5 minutes. Then add in carrots and leek and saute for another 5 minutes. Mix in the chopped tomatoes and tomato paste and stir for a further 5 minutes to avoid the sauce from sticking to the pan base. Then add in the sliced red pepper and stir for about a minute, so that it remains crunchy when you eat. Mix in the boiled penne and turn off the stove. Add salt at this stage if necessary. Let it rest in the pan.

4. Transfer the pasta mix from the pan to a casserole dish and drizzle a bit of olive oil over the mix. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top. Preheat your oven 180c for about 5 minutes. Place the casserole dish in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes.

5. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with love.

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  • Beautiful

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    by Parimala Nathan on 05/10/2012, 17:08
    Parimala Nathan
  • Innovative dish. Should include it on the menu

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    by Kalanikethan Maheson on 05/10/2012, 21:56
    Kalanikethan Maheson
  • Interesting… =)

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    by Kate's Food Ink. on 06/10/2012, 15:19
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    • Hope you’ll try it :)

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      by Anjana Gajan on 10/10/2012, 18:40
      Anjana Gajan
  • yummmm

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    by Padmaja ... on 06/10/2012, 21:53
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  • Delish

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    by Shauna Grey on 08/10/2012, 00:18
    Shauna Grey
  • Yum yummmmm :D

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    by Uthpala Amarasekara on 08/10/2012, 14:30
    Uthpala Amarasekara
  • Superb

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    by Michelle Wijesinghe on 08/10/2012, 20:43
    Michelle Wijesinghe
  • looks yummy!!! :)

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    by Sachie Perera on 08/10/2012, 21:27
    Sachie Perera
  • this got to be awesome !

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    by Anjana Bogahawatte on 08/10/2012, 22:14
    Anjana Bogahawatte
  • Coconut Oil’s good for you

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    by Parimala Nathan on 10/10/2012, 18:25
    Parimala Nathan
  • Coconut oil doesn’t leave behind a coconut flavour once your dish is done.

    It is similar to olive oil but I will not suggest using it for drizzling if you don’t like the taste or smell of coconut.

    Thank you for rating my dish Morris :)

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    by Anjana Gajan on 10/10/2012, 18:45
    Anjana Gajan
  • Very nice.

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    by River M on 15/05/2014, 20:17
    River M