INGREDIENTS to serve 2 people :-
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion - finely chopped
2 cloves garlic - crushed
2 little gem lettuces - quartered
100 ml (3.5 fl oz) hot vegetable stock
175 g (6 oz) dried pasta
175 g (6 oz) frozen peas
50 g (2 oz) mint leaves
100 ml (3.5 fl oz) double cream
salt & pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese shavings
Heat the olive oil in a saucepan.
Add the chopped onion and crushed garlic, and lightly fry, but do not colour.
Stir in the quartered lettuce and hot vegetable stock.
Allow to simmer uncovered until the lettuce is soft and the stock has reduced by half.
Meanwhile, add the pasta to a saucepan full of boiling salted water, and cook for 4 minutes or according to the instructions on the pasta packet.
Once the pasta is cooked, drain and keep covered.
Add the frozen peas, mint leaves, and double cream to the onion and lettuce mixture.
Stir until thoroughly combined.
Add the mixture to the drained pasta and season to taste.
Serve with Parmesan shavings.