SupperClub: MOB Kitchen’s Three Quid Spaghetti

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If you’ve joined our new iQ SupperClub, you will know that our friends at MOB Kitchen have been busy dreaming up delicious dinners that are both easy to make and great value... and they want you to get trying them.

Today, settle down for a lesson in student cooking you’ll be using for years to come: MOB Kitchen Three Quid Spaghetti. But first, some…

 

Kitchen tips from the MOB

Whether you are starting uni this semester or returning to familiar grounds freshers week is an expensive period. In order to make it through and beyond without breaking the bank, here are few ways you can prepare yourself and your budget.

 

1. Cook together

Whilst these first few weeks can be very busy, it is so important to schedule a meal with your flat mates in the upcoming week. Cooking together is a great way to get to know each other whilst also sharing the costs and the effort. Aim for once a fortnight at least to secure a catch up with your MOB.

 

2. Prep your meals

A great way to keep up with your social activities without succumbing to the temptation of a meal deal every lunchtime is to prep your food. It can be as simple as a homemade sandwich, or preparing extra dinner the night before, but this is sure to save you from spending all of your money before fresher’s week is up.

 

3. Stock up

It is important to stock up on your basics at the beginning of the year – you can never have enough pasta. Having a constant supply of these items will always save you when you have run out of food in the fridge and come in handy when funds are low. Basics include; spices, pesto, rice, pasta, tinned tomatoes salt, pepper and olive oil.

 

4. Get a good pan

When your loan first comes in, splash a little more cash on a good quality pan. This can be used for almost any dish and will see you through the year without falling apart.

MOB Kitchen

Recipe: MOB’s Three Quid Spaghetti

Serves 4

 

Ingredients

  • 150g of fresh parsley
  • 500g of spaghetti
  • Chili flakes
  • 3 garlic cloves

 

Method

  1. Boil a pan of water, add a generous amount of salt and add your spaghetti.
  2. Finely slice 3 garlic cloves and your parsley (separating stalks and leaves).
  3. Add 4 tablespoons of olive oil to a frying pan. Add the sliced garlic, the parsley stalks and 2 teaspoons of chili flakes.
  4. Once the pasta is al dente, reserve 8 tablespoons of the starchy pasta water. Drain the pasta and add it to the frying pan with the garlic and parsley.
  5. Toss all together, gradually adding splashes of pasta water and the chopped parsley leaves.

Once everything is mixed in and the pasta is thick and almost creamy (from the pasta water), remove from the heat. Serve it up with extra chopped parsley leaves on top as a garnish. Enjoy!

 

Want to try the recipe? Don’t forget to share it. We want to see!

There’s more to come from the iQ SupperClub, so don’t hang around – get in the kitchen. Join us on Facebook here – the SupperClub might be rolling into your iQ very soon.

 

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