Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Spaghetti with Tomatoes Sauce

Spaghetti with Tomatoes Sauce with carrot, onion, mushroom and vegetarian ham
Spaghetti with Tomatoes Sauce is a simple pasta dish, so delicious and healthy. The great amount of fresh tomatoes used is to reduce the ketchup sauce used and to increase the intake of fiber for a healthy diet.

Preparation: 10 mins Cooking time: 20 mins

Ingredients (serves 3)

° 12 tomatoes
° 2 fresh shiitake mushrooms, coarsely chopped
° 1 slice vegetarian bacon or ham (optional), coarsely chopped
° 2 vegetarian monkey head mushroom(optional), coarsely chopped
° 150-200ml water
° 1 tablespoon olive oil
° 2 tablespoons ketchup or tomatoes sauce
° 1 teaspoon cornflour (optional)
° 300g cooked spaghetti
° salt and light soy sauce to taste

1. Cut a cross in the top of each tomato. Place the tomatoes in a pot or wok of boiling water and cook for 1-2 minutes. Drain well, peel and mash tomatoes with a fork to make purees.
2. Heat work with olive oil, add the bacon/ham, mushrooms and stir-fry till cooked. Stir in the tomatoes purees and water, stirring occasionally and cooked till it boils. Season with sugar, pepper, salt, ketchup. Mix cornflour with a bit of water and add to thicken the sauce if required.
3. Pour the sauce over the spaghetti and serve immediately.

1. Carrot, onion can be added, if desired.

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