a what’s in my cupboard sort of lunch

Winter is drawing in and it’s making me want to hibernate and not venture outdoors unless I really really have to. Today I thought I’d try and see what I could get away with without leaving these 4 walls. The results were spaghetti with tinned mackerel and red pepper – a bit studenty and slightly lacking in depth of flavour, but otherwise simple healthy and filling (well the portion I made for myself was, at any rate!)


Spaghetti (I always choose Barilla Spaghetti No. 5 if I can help it)
Tinned mackerel I used this sort – I guess one tin person
Onion (quarter of an onion person)
Red pepper (quarter of the pepper per person)

Put the pasta to boil, in the meantime thinly slice and boil the onion and gently soften in a frying pan over a medium heat (I used the oil that the mackerel came in to fry the onion). When softened, add the red pepper and fry for 2-3 minutes then add the mackerel – give it a quick stir and let it heat a little and then remove from the heat and stir into the pasta when it’s finished cooking.