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Ask a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try yourself.
The Good Oil pasta
1 cup cooked pasta, al dente
½ cup cream
2 Tbsp basil pesto
handful of cherry tomatoes
150g roasted chicken, diced
handful of fresh spinach
salt and pepper
To finish (optional)
Place chicken, cream, basil and pesto in a heavy-based pan and bring to a boil. Reduce sauce to a thick creamy consistency and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Remove from heat, add cherry tomatoes and spinach. Stir through.
Pour over pasta.
To finish, garnish with scattered pinenuts, freshly shaved parmesan, avocado oil and microgreens.
Recipe requested by Lily Yu. Recipe provided by Good Oil, George St.
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