Sunday, 11 December 2011

Quick pasta sauce for a lazy Sunday like today

Not having to work on a Sunday is great , im not used to it but its oh so lovely. Never really know what to do with myself so I guess I cook. 

So tonight im making the quickest pasta sauce
You will need:  plum tomatoes or regular tomatoes
                olive oil
                sea salt and black pepper
                basil pesto (bought or home made)
                pasta of your choice (bought or home made)
                Brown sugar

To make: Slice tomatoes in half and sprinkle lightly with olive oil, salt, pepper and a little brown sugar( this helps balance out the acidity)
Place the cloves of garlic around the tomatoes, there's no need to remove the skins. Roast for about 30-45 minutes.
While the tomatoes are roasting, make the pasta and rinse off with cold water when cooked then sprinkle with olive oil. This stops the pasta from sticking, my worst!

Once the tomatoes are nice and roasty  and the garlic golden , take them out the oven and squeeze the garlic out of the skins into a food processor or blender and add the tomatoes, pesto and all the juice from the roasting pan. Blend and place on the stove to reduce a little. Check the seasoning and when just right pour over the pasta and toss through the fresh rocket.

This just made a boring Sunday so good!

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