||Sainsbury's Penne Nicoise
is It ?
||Pasta (tubes), in some
red sauce (tomato/cheese), some olives thrown in for good measure. Bits
of celery (we think)
to find it
||Chill cabinet, local
||A relatively unpopular
yet tasty dish, good chance of some still being left in the chill
cabinet at your local Supermarket post 7pm. If eating that night, be on
the look out for reduced price items nearing their "sell-by"
date. Frozen versions are available and can be a useful backup plan if
the chill cabinet lets you down.
STOP PRESS: 08-APR-2002 New Organic and "Mini-Favourites"
Choice of ideal accompaniments may be more difficult
to find. In order of rarity
- Ciabatta Bread
- Garlic and Red Onion Flatbread
- Garlic Bread
Bread, great for dipping in the red sauce and for munch on after when
your still hungry....ideal cold, although may be rarer to obtain after
7pm, the Red Onion Bread is a passable substitute.
For the less exotic plain Garlic Baguette is a superb
alternative (see Fig 1)
Do not attempt without. Sauce becomes far too tart
after 4 mouthfuls.
A fine example of some slighty
over cooked Garlic Bread, beautifully served on a purpose made
Garlic Bread Dish.
Bemuddlement recommends Italian Red something. Avoid
German/French at all costs. South African Shiraz is a safe neutral
alternative as is Californian Zinfandel.
||States it serves
2.......please don't be put off....it should say ".....(or one sad
Give good shake before putting in oven, pasta has a
tendency to burn if not submerged in the red stuff (See Fig 2).
Doesn't really benefit from extended heating. (See Fig
Not recommended cold.
transportation from Supermarket has caused exposed pasta in
the left hand picture. A vigourous shaking soon rectifies
||402 + Bread (684 per loaf)
WARNING: Be warying of Garlic Bread. Manufacturers only
print (342 per 1/2 loaf), we are eating for one person remember.
||Could tip onto a plate,
but that will increase washing up in the morning. Best left in plastic
tray, especially if utilising the Ciabatia Bread option. See Fig 3.
Slight overcooking has caused
discolouration around the edge of the serving tray. Note the chef
here has followed the Bemuddlement Advice on serving in the
packaged tray provided.
||For late evening dining,
Bemuddlement recommends a taping of MTV's 1996 "Tori Amos -
Unplugged". Length 60mins, should still be conscious by the end of
the tape. Unconsciousness is to be avoided at all costs, as VH-1's
"AC/DC in session" was taped on the same cassette after. Being
awoken by "Riff Raff" and the chilling smell of Penne Nicoise at
12:45am can be an unpleasant experience.
Bon Appitte. Penne Nicoise artisically arranged with Bread and Large Glass of Red Wine by our
Bemuddlement Chef. Note rare complete loaf of Garlic Bread, rarely
does one complete baguetteever make it out of the kitchen.