Thursday, 31 January 2013

Spaghetti in Red Sauce

Dig your fork in, twirl it till the noodles are well wrapped around it... open your mouth wide and in goes this treat for the taste buds!

Dig, twirl and eat!

Spaghetti in Red Sauce


100 grams spaghetti cooked as per packet instructions
2 tsbps olive oil
7-8 garlic cloves finely chopped
1 medium onion finely chopped
6-7 whole peppercorns
2-3 bay leaves
3 medium tomatoes pureed 
4 tbsps tomato ketchup
2 tsps oregano or mixed herbs
4-5 black olives sliced
Salt to taste

The ingredients lined up


In a pan heat the olive oil, add the garlic, the onions and the peppercorns and bay leaves and sautee till the onions turn pink.

The garlic and onions being sauteed

Once the onions are pink, add in the tomato puree and let it cook. To this add the oregano or mixed herbs and the ketchup and salt. 

The sauce in its final stage

Toss in the spaghetti and mix it well with the prepared sauce.

Spaghetti in the sauce

Garnish with the sliced black olives and serve hot!

Spaghetti in Red Sauce