Learn how to make pasta sauce ... the easy and quick way! Here's my son's super simple method to make an absolutely delicious quick pasta sauce. And, in case you haven't read about his culinary adventures, do check out the links below. But before that, here's his latest email to me with this very unusual way to make a tuna and pasta dinner with a most interesting method.
While I haven't really played around with various combinations of the few substitutions I've made, it's proven to be a fairly versatile quick 'n easy sauce recipe. And it's become Cat's favourite pasta meal of mine taking less time to make than for the water to boil and pasta to be ready.
The last selling point is the use of raw garlic (and chilli, if it's not hot enough). Have had issues making sauces before where the garlic gets lost in the flavours and usually, spend more time and effort trying to get rid of the tinned tomato taste than anything else.
For all the health benefits associated with chilli and garlic, it's definitely at its peak when raw.
I made a spicy tuna pasta from scratch in less than fifteen minutes. Given the ingredients, quite probably the healthiest quick lunch going.
Basically, chuck everything (minus the tuna) from the photo above into a container for a hand mixer. Blitz. Then gently warm through on the hob (stove) till the pasta is done. Add the tuna to the pasta and sauce.
Let sit for a minute or two to heat through and there you go.
With this, once you've emptied the tinned tomatoes to the mixing container, add just under an inch of boiling water to the tin and swash it around to collect the remaining tomatoes from inside the tin as well as breaking down the stock.
I would personally prefer to use a stock pot as it's easier to break down, but the cubes seem to work just as well even if they haven't completely dissolved.
I must say, I don't know where Rich came up with this method, but it certainly sounds like it belongs in my file for quick supper ideas. I may tone down the garlic a bit (for my hubby) ... and play with the herbs as well.
As explained on Rich's Meals, his emails home describe the culinary adventures he is having in duplicating foods, mainly German, that he grew up with.
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