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Fregola with caramelised tomato and rocket


Fregola is a semolina pasta with a texture somewhat akin to that of couscous - don't overcook it or it will become soggy. If you can't find fregola, a short pasta such as risoni or a grain such as freekah will work well.

You'll need

400 gm fregola (see note) 140 ml extra-virgin olive oil Juice of 2 lemons, or to taste Finely grated rind of 1 lemon, or to taste ½ Spanish onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 550 gm (2 punnets) large vine-ripened cherry tomatoes 1 bunch rocket, larger leaves torn 150 gm chevrette, thinly sliced (see note) 1/3 cup (firmly packed) basil leaves, shredded

Method

  • 01
  • Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente (8-10 minutes). Drain, refresh under cold running water, then drain well until almost dry. Transfer to a large bowl with 125ml olive oil, lemon juice and rind, onion and garlic. Season to taste and refrigerate, stirring occasionally until chilled (1-2 hours).
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 250C. Scatter tomatoes in a single layer on an oven tray, drizzle with remaining oil and roast until caramelised (10-15 minutes). Cool, then combine in a large bowl with remaining ingredients, toss to combine and serve cold.

Note Fregola is available from select delicatessens and Italian grocers. Chevrette is a semi-hard cheese available from select delicatessens. If unavailable, substitute another semi-hard goat's milk cheese.


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  • Serves 8 people
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  • Serves 8 people

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Grenache rosé.

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