Monday, February 2, 2009

Twirl pasta in tomato sauce.

Pasta provides Smart Nutrition. Paired with tomato sauce and olive oil , pasta is at the center of the healthy Mediterranean diet.
Ingredients :
1 cup twirl pasta , 3/4 cup finely choipped tomatoes ,
1/2 cup long strands of chopped onion , 4 cloves of garlic ,
3 tbspn extra virgin olive oil (evoo), Salt to taste , 1/2 tspn red chilly flakes ,
1/4 tspn oregano , 1/4 tspn dry parsley , 1/4 tspn dried crushed thyme .
(You may use fresh herbs if available).
1/2 tspn hot sauce , 1/4 cup spring onion.
1/2 cup cheddar cheese.

Procedure :

Drop the twirl pasta in boiling water and season it with salt . Let cook for about 15 minutes on medium heat. Once the pasta is cooked Drain the excess water and drizzle EVOO , so that the pasta doesn't stick to each other.

Heat EVOO in a pan , Add finely chopped garlic , followed by onion and tomatoes. Cover the pan till the tomatoes cook well . Add salt to taste , red chilly flakes , parsley , oregano , thyme and salt to season the sauce. Add a little pasta water if need be. Add the chedar cheese and heat till it melts to make a thick sauce. Add the cooked twirl pasta and mix well with the sauce. In the end garnish with spring onion. Pasta is ready to serve.


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