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Taste Tactics with Riyad Mahrez

In this episode of Taste Tactics with Midea, Riyad Mahrez tells us about his favourite dish to eat at home and at training – Riyad Pasta.

To show high levels of stamina on the pitch, you have to keep your energy levels up with some good food.

Chef to many Premier League footballers, Jonny Marsh, recreates the dish so that viewers can make their own version of Riyad Pasta at home.

Click on the video below to find out how to make Mahrez’s choice…


For Caramelised onion:
3 white onions
25g salted butter

Remove the top and root of the onion and cut in half

Slice as thin as you can and place in a hot pan with a little bit of oil and the butter

Slowly cook the onions until soft and caramelised, this will take around 40 minutes to reach the desired colour

For Pasta:

200g Type 00 Flour
200g Fine Semolina
Olive Oil
20 Egg Yolks

Mix the flour and semolina and salt mix together

Add your oil and egg yolks and using the stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix until the dough as come together

Knead on your counter until smooth, takes around 10 minutes

Then clingfilm and leave to rest in the fridge for 2-3hrs

Once rested, cut the ball in half and using a rolling pin roll the dough out till it’s around 1cm thick

Then on the pasta machine, on the lowest number (0) pass the dough through using the lever

Keep going until you reach level 5

Then once you’re at this point, using the Tagliatelle/Linguine attachment, again run your dough through it to make the pasta shape you want

I like to then leave the pasta to dry out for a couple of hours before cooking

For Pasta Sauce:

2 Egg Yolks
1.5 tbsp Grated Parmesan
Mix ingredients together and set aside

For Chicken:

Remove the breast from the chicken carcass and place inside the airfryer

Then cook at 180° for 15minutes to ensure the skin is crispy and the chicken is cooked through

To serve:

Place the pasta into boiling water for 30-45 seconds, then drain and place into the sauce and mix

Using a carving fork, place the pasta on the fork and twirl the fork until the pasta forms a long meat cylinder shape

Add the onions on top and the crumbles feta cheese

Finish with micro herbs if you have them