K's Red Penne Pasta
Protein - Chicken (this receipe uses processed chicken but proper cooked chicken can be used if preferred)
Serves - 4-5
1 Packet penne pasta
1 bottle Pasta Roma garlic sauce
1 pack of oyster mushrooms chopped
1 sprig of celery finely chopped
Bunch of fresh basil leaves
4 gloves of garlic peeled and finely chopped
1 medium size onion finely chopped
500 gms of chicken bacon , chicken ham chopped
Salt and pepper
Boil penne as instructed on packet. Drain and save the starchy water. If the pasta is dry when you're ready to mix with the sauce pour the starchy water over it to restore moisture.
In a saucepan add olive oil - warm it for about two minutes. Add onions and garlic till cooked not browned. The onions should be pinkish. Add chopped mushrooms and the chopped sprig of celery and let it cook for about 5-7 minutes. In a frying pan add some olive oil and cook the chicken bacon or chicken ham till crispy and keep aside. To the mushroom and celery mixture add the Pasta Roma sauce . You will need to dilute it with a half cup of water.
Then add pasta and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Now add the crispy bacon or ham and cook for another five minutes . Take it off the fire. Add chopped basil leaves and serve with garlic toast.