WHAT YOU NEED

Primavera Pasta ingredients:

  • 4 cups penne pasta
  • 1 tbsp Ontario butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup Ontario whipping cream
  • 1⁄2 cup grated Ontario mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 8 cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 zucchini, halved and sliced
  • 1 crown of broccoli, chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Jerk Chicken Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast, sliced into strips
  • 2 tbsp jerk seasoning

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Rub jerk seasoning into chicken and sauté in a hot frying pan with oil or bake in oven at 350°F (177°C) degrees for 25-30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add penne pasta to boiling, salted water for 8-10 min (until al dente). Strain and drizzle with olive oil, set aside.
  • Add olive oil, garlic, oregano and basil to a large heavy sauce pan and sauté on medium heat for 1 minute. Add all vegetables and toss to coat for 2 mins. Transfer vegetables to a plate or bowl and set aside.
  • Melt butter in same heavy saucepan on top of stove. Add flour and stir until well mixed into a sandy coloured paste, being careful not to burn.
  • Remove from heat and add cream, stirring until well blended.
  • Return sauce to heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat, add shredded Ontario mozzarella, and cook until cheese melts and there is no taste of raw starch.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add pasta and toss to coat noodles in sauce. Add vegetables and toss. Add a few pieces of the cooked chicken breasts and toss. Plate pasta mixture add some more of the chicken on top and serve.
  • Garnish with sundried tomatoes to add a pop of colour and texture to your dish.

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