Sunday, March 1, 2015

Pasta Al pomodoro

"Life is a combination of magic and Pasta"
-Fedrico Fellini

I have a pasta cookbook, gifted by hubby. He knew that I loved pasta and so this book happened.
The recipes are good and somehow they turn out well even if I improvise ...simply because I don't have all ingredients at all times!

Ingredients (makes for 2)

  • Onion-1 large, chopped
  • Penne pasta- 250 gm, cooked in boiling water till al dante
  • Garlic- 2 big cloves, crushed
  • Tomatoes- 3 chopped fine (you can use ready-made paste or puree also, or sieve the tomatoes to remove seeds..I did neither)
  • Parmesan cheese- 1/4 C, grated
  • Kosher salt- 1 heaped tsp (you can use regular salt, but in less quantity)
  • Basil leaves- 1 tbsp, chopped (you can add parsley or any other favorite herb)
  • Butter- 2 spoons
  • Tomato ketchup- 1 Tbsp
  • Black Pepper- 1 and 1/2 tsp

How to

  1. Melt the butter (I already love this!)
  2. Add the crushed Garlic. Fry for a minute.
  3. Add Onions, cook till soft and pink.
  4. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper.
  5. Cook and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  6. Add Basil leaves. Add the cooked pasta. Add ketchup and mix.
  7. Adjust salt at this stage. 
  8. Serve , sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Along with a nice Greek salad.

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