On New Year's Day I wanted something for lunch that required the minimum of effort. I was a little unwell after the previous night's exuberance and spent most of the days in bed only getting up to eat! This was perfect carby comfort food with no more effort than boiling water, opening a couple of packets and cutting some broccoli. So simple but so comforting.
Mackerel and Cream Cheese Pasta (adapted from Kitchen Goddess (in training!))
1 head broccoli, cut into small florets
2 cooked mackerel fillets (smoked, tinned, fresh, doesn't really matter), flaked
150g soft cheese
big squeeze lemon juice
salt and pepper
Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta according to packet instructions. For the last four minutes of cooking time add in the broccoli.
When the past and broccoli are are done, drain and put back in the pan, stir in the cream cheese and mackerel fillets and squeeze over the lemon juice. Keep over a low heat, stirring until the sauce is bubbling. Season and serve.