Monday, March 03, 2008

Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Herbs Sauce

Preparation: 15 mins, Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients (serves 1)

° 150g spaghetti, cooked
° 5 (300g) tomatoes
° 1 slice ginger, finely chopped
° small handful basil leaves (25 pieces), finely chopped
° small handful mint leaves (20 pieces), finely chopped
° 50g onion or carrot, peeled and diced
° 1 tablespoon olive oil
° 2 tablespoons ketchup or tomatoes sauce
° ½ teaspoon sugar, or to taste
° salt to taste
° freshly ground black pepper to taste

1. Cut a cross at the top of each tomato. Place the tomatoes in a pot or wok of boiling water and cook for 1-2 minutes. Drain well and peel.
2. Blend 2 tomatoes and ginger into purees. Chopped the rest of the tomatoes into small pieces.
3. Heat oil in a wok and stir-fry the onion or carrot till fragrant.
4. Stir in the tomatoes purees, tomatoes, ketchup or tomatoes sauce and bring to a boil. Throw in the mint and basil leaves. Season to taste with sugar and salt.
5. Pour the sauce over the spaghetti, sprinkle some freshly ground black pepper and garnish with mint leaves.
6. Serve immediately.

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