Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Yummy Penne Pasta
I and' N' both of us like to try new food always.I always eat out different varieties of food and come home and try to prepare them out in my own kitchen .Well i always enjoy doing this.So finally came up with pasta this weekend.Well i must confess to you guys it came out so good that yesterday we went and bought some pasta to prepare for the next week also.So think this weekend its gonna be a italian cuisine in my house ..hee.hee.
Penne pasta- 1 pack [10oz]
Tomato paste-3 tsp[Preferably Roma]
Fresh basil leaves-5-6
Cheese- 3 tbsp
Salt and pepper- for seasoning
tomato sauce- 2 tsp
One large tomato- diced
Garic- 4-5 big cloves
Olive oil- 4tsp
Chilly flakes- 2tsp
1.Take a large pot and fill it with water ,add a hand full of salt and 1 tsp of olive oil .Add penne pasta to it and cook it not till done.Stop when just done .Drain and keep aside.Save about a cup or two of pasta water and keep aside.
2.Now take a pan add olive oil and add minced garlic and saute for 1 min till it turns slightly creamish brown.Then add chilly flakes and saute for one more minute
3.Then add diced tomatoes and keep stirring for a couple of minutes.I have used roma tomatoes as they are more fleshy and less watery.
4.Then add tomato sauce and tomato paste and stir till it becomes thick.
5.Then add panne pasta to it and season with salt and pepper and mix properly.I have selected penne here because it has ridges and it will absorb all the flavour and just taste yummy.
6.If this turns dry thin it by adding pasta water what we had saved.This is a tip what i got by watching food network..Love that channel.
7.Then finally add strips of basil and stir so that it mixes uniformly.then sprinkle cheese and keep lid closed and remove from the fire..
8.Serve hot ... with fresh basil on the top.Enjoy..