Recipe: Homemade tomato pasta sauce

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Making pasta can be easy  - if you like, you can cook with just garlic, olive oil, and chili and you're done. But oftentimes, for the purpose of preparing meals in an instant, we turn to canned goods, which is not particularly healthy. So one afternoon when I had nothing to eat and I spotted some uncooked spaghetti noodles, some tomatoes, garlic, tuna, and basil, I decided to make pasta!

So here's my quick and frugal tuna pasta in tomato sauce.

- Uncooked fettuccine or spaghetti, whatever pasta you have at home - 250g
- Finely chopped garlic
- Bunch of ripe tomatoes (cut in half and de-seeded) - about 10 small red tomatoes
- Bunch of basil
- Olive oil
- Canned tuna flakes in vegetable oil


After chopping the tomatoes and de-seeding it, let's chuck it in a heated pan. No need to add oil, just allow the tomatoes to sizzle but not to the point of burning them. Allow the juice to flow out. Turn the tomatoes once in a while.

When you can flatten the tomatoes and they break, chuck these all in a blender including a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, and some chopped basil leaves. Pulse until it becomes chunky or liquid - depending on your preference.

Ok, next is to cook the pasta sauce. Drizzle olive oil on the pan and when hot, add the garlic. Stir until fragrant and then add the tuna flakes (make sure to drain the vegetable oil first). Add the blended tomatoes and basil. It may turn into something like this or even prettier :))

Just add the cooked pasta and you're done! Enjoy your fresh and healthy pasta :) 

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