Posts Tagged ‘Spaghetti’

I like to make Italian food especially pastas which is easiest and quickest meal to prepare with flavorful ingredients and rich sauce.

Traditionally, this sauce is served with spaghetti, although you can use any pasta you like. The flavors of Kalamata Olives and Capers in this dish compliment each other very well.

Spaghetti Puttanesca

Spaghetti Puttanesca

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounce Spaghetti, cook as per package directions
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 anchovies fillets, drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 small white onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon capers, washed and drained
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and cut in halves
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 large fresh tomato, chopped
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • Grated parmesan cheese for garnishing

Method:

  • Heat oil in a skillet on medium high heat, add onions, garlic, anchovies fillets and crushed pepper. Cook until onions are translucent and anchovies completely melted in oil about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add onions, tomatoes, capers to the skillet and cook covered until the sauce is bubbly and thickens a bit.Stir occassionaly about 7-8 minutes.
  • Now add kalamata olives , black pepper to taste and cook until your pasta is ready.
  • Toss sauce with cooked pasta, basil leaves, grated cheese and serve.
Spaghetti Puttanesca

Spaghetti Puttanesca

 

Recipe Adapted from: Food network

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Spaghetti in Tomato sauce and Walnuts 

 I have already posted spaghetti in tomato sauce but this time I had made some changes and made this pasta dish with nuts. Sometimes I get bored eating the same dish, so thought of giving slight twist to this simple spaghetti dish. I have used chopped walnuts in the sauce and it turned out awesome, so thought of posting this recipe here. 

Spaghetti in Tomato sauce and Walnuts

Spaghetti in Tomato sauce and Walnuts

Ingredients: 

  • 6 ounces whole wheat or whole grain spaghetti
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • salt to taste

Directions: 

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat, add onions, garlic, red chili flakes and cook it for 2-3 minutes or until onions are translucent.
  • Now add crushed tomatoes, dried oregano, bell pepper salt to taste and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Now add the cooked spaghetti , chopped walnuts and grated parmesan cheese to the sauce and mix everything well.
  • Garnish with little of parmesan cheese on top and serve.

Spaghetti in tomato sauce

Posted: June 3, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Spaghetti in tomato sauce

This is the easiest tomato sauce I have ever made for pasta, it is very simple yet tastes divine.  As I have already said at my home me and my husband love to have pasta any time. The main ingredient for this recipe as the name suggests is tomatoes. I always like to use crushed tomatoes in my cooking as it give wonderful color to the food and also I do not have to go through the process of washing and chopping them.

Spaghetti in tomato sauce

Spaghetti in tomato sauce

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces whole wheat or whole grain spaghetti
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat, add onions, garlic, red chili flakes and cook it for 2-3 minutes or until onions are translucent.
  • Now add crushed tomatoes, dried oregano, salt to taste and cook until oil separates.
  • Now add the cooked spaghetti and grated parmesan cheese to the sauce and mix everything well.
  • Garnish with little of parmesan cheese on top and serve.