Quick and easy sauce: Tomato and Boursin
Monday lunchtime here is all about speed. I finish work, grab the toddler from preschool and then the race is on to get food in front of her before she explodes with hunger. She’s a bottomless pit at the best of times and has the patience of, well, a hungry two and a half year old.
One of our staples is gnocchi and pesto. We can be in the door and eating in about ten minutes. Not bad. Today though the toddler was rather put out to find we had run out of pesto and she’d have to wait, ooh, about 15 minutes.
I chucked a lump of cheese at her and got cracking. I find soft cheese really useful for making a quick sauce and using Boursin means I can get in a lot of flavour with very few ingredients.
I was pleased with this. Really quick and easy, tasty and the toddler ate hers with gusto so I’m assuming she approved!
Gnocchi is one of those things that I buy but keep meaning to make my own. If you’re looking for a recipe then how about this one from Rita Cooks Italian?
Quick and easy tomato and Boursin sauce
2 spring onions, finely chopped
6 medium tomatoes, cut into large chunks
½ pack of garlic and herb Boursin
Salt and pepper to taste.
Fry the spring onions and tomatoes over a medium heat for a few minutes until the tomatoes are soft.
Stir in the Boursin and simmer very gently for a couple of minutes. Season to taste.
Use as you wish.