Nigel Slater gave me the idea for using blue cheese as the base for a pasta sauce and I had one leftover burger pattie (pork & fennel), so a new dish was born – Leftover burger & blue cheese pasta – not a particularly inventive name for the dish but at least it is descriptive.
1 leftover burger pattie, sliced (or you could use leftover sausage)
Small amount of olive oil
½ a wedge of strong blue cheese
½ a pottle of sour cream
Salt and pepper (watch the salt – if the blue cheese is very salty you may not need to add any)
Handful of cherry tomatoes, quartered
½ red chilli, finely diced for garnish
Pasta of your choice – I used penne
Cook your pasta while at the same time heating up your leftovers in a little oil, when it is just heating, add your blue cheese in chunks and your crème fraiche.
5 minutes before your pasta is ready add your tomatoes and your pepper (and salt if needed).
Drain your pasta into a bowl, pour your sauce on top and then sprinkle on the chilli bits.
Very tasty indeed.