Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Classic Tomato Spaghetti

Here is a Classic Tomato Spaghetti Recipe from Jamie Oliver (taken from the GOOP website). I've made this 3 times and it has taken me all 3 to make it edible. No joke. This recipe needed HELP.

Here we go...

Serves 4-6
3-4 cloves of garlic - I love garlic!
2-3 fresh red chile (sweet red peppers) depending on the size
A small bunch of fresh basil
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1 pound dried spaghetti
Olive oil
2 x 14-ounce cans of diced tomatoes
Parmesan cheese

1) Peel and finely slice the garlic. Finely slice your chile (halve and seed it first if you don’t want the sauce too hot). Pick the basil leaves off the stalks and put to one side. Finely chop the stalks.

2) Bring a large pan of salted water to a boil, add the spaghetti and cook according to the package instructions.

3) Meanwhile, put a large saucepan on a medium heat and add 2 good lugs of olive oil. Add the garlic, chile, and basil stalks and give them a stir. When the garlic begins to brown slightly, add most of the basil leaves and the canned tomatoes. Turn the heat up high and stir for a minute. Season with salt and pepper. Drain the spaghetti in a colander then transfer it to the pan of sauce and stir well. Taste and add more salt and pepper if you think it needs it. Top with parmesan.

It's quite tasty, I promise. And easy!

Bon App├ętit


1 comment:

Pepper said...

I use 1 red hot thai pepper. VERY spicy, it gives it an amazing kick. Otherwise I have pretty much come to the same conclusions as you. And I can guarantee you that it is indeed yummy and easy.