Sunday 28 September 2014

September 2014 - Spaghetti with cherry tomato sauce

Blah to cooking this month. No there has been some done but mostly rather plain stuff or stuff that shouldn't be spoken about, like the Pasta & Sauce sachet that I bought, made and devoured...blergh. 

There were various things in this issue that did look okay but I just could not seem to get interested in making any of it. Coming towards the end of the month and I realised that something had to be done. So I went for something quick and easy. Valli Little's Spaghetti with cherry tomato sauce. It was good. I mean it was spaghetti with a tomato sauce not much can go wrong with that. I didn't have pancetta so I had to leave that out. The resulting meal was very good. 

Spaghetti with Cherry Tomato Sauce 
by Valli Little 
Delicious September 2014 pg 48

1 onion, chopped
125 g pancetta, rind removed, chopped
1 rosemary sprig, leaves picke
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 tbsp evoo
3 anchovy fillets in oil, drained & chopped
400 g can chopped tomatoes 
400 g can cherry tomatoes 
400 g spaghetti
2 cups  basil leaves ( I didn't have any, added dried mixed herbs & baby spinach for green)
80 g grated parmesan

Wizz, onion, pancetta, rosemary and garlic in a processor until finally chopped.
Cook onion mixture over medium heat for 2 -3 minutes. Add anchovy and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, cook 5 - 6 min until slightly reduced. 
Cook pasta as per directions, drain, toss to combine with sauce.