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Ziti with Rocket

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Serves: 4
2 fresh red chillies, thickly sliced
fresh red chilli flowers, to garnish
freshly grated pecorino cheese to serve
350g / 12oz dried ziti, broken into 4cm / 1 1/2inch lengths
5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, lightly crushed
200g / 7 oz rocket

Bring a large, heavy-based saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the pasta, return to the boil and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until tender but still firm to the bite.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan. Add the garlic, rocket and chillies and stir-fry for 5 minutes, or until the rocket has wilted.

Stir 2 tablespoons of the pasta cooking water into the rocket, then drain the pasta and add to the frying pan. Cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes, then transfer to a warmed serving dish. Remove and discard the garlic cloves and chillies, garnish with red chilli flowers and serve immediately with the pecorino cheese.

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