Express: spaghetti with tomato sauce

When in doubt, have some spaghetti with tomato sauce!

It’s quick and easy and delicious!

A lot of people do not realize how easy it is to make your own tomato sauce. It always beats buying ready-made sauce with a million additives that you really don’t want. I’ve always added this recipe, if you even want to call it a recipe, in a e-booklet I prepare for family and friends when they travel.

To serve 2 people all you need is:

  • 4 medium sized tomatoes, chopped
  • good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • your choice of pasta (penne or spaghetti works best)

In a small sauce heat the olive oil and then add the garlic, cook for 1 minute. Add then tomatoes and cook until it bubbles. Reduce to low heat and leave to simmer for 20 minutes.

The tomatoes will turn into a thick sweet sauce. Add the salt and pepper to taste and remove from heat.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta as instructed and save a ladle-full of the pasta water. In the same pot that you cooked the pasta in, return the drained pasta, the tomato sauce and the pasta water and mix under very low heat.

And enjoy!

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Singapore: Episode 12

For some reason, all I had today was Italian, except for my breakfast and my afternoon cheese platter.

Lunch:

Very cute cafe/bookshop/music store

Of course I forgot the name of the place but it is right next to the museum.

This is what I ordered:

spaghetti with prawns in olive oil and chili sauce

I wanted to take my parents and sister to the Malaysian restaurant for dinner but when we got there it was already closed, which was a shame because I was really looking forward to it! I will have to take them there for lunch.

We went to an Italian restaurant instead that was just around the corner from the Malaysian one. I had lunch there once before and I knew they had good pizza.

I ordered a pizza and a green salad to share with my sister.

A very satisfying day especially that it ended with chocolate and coffee gelato…