Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Fusilli With Tomato And Basil Sauce/Marinara Sauce

Marinara sauce is a very simple and basic sauce eaten with pasta,which can be prepared in no time yet very delicious.I am using here chopped pomodoro Italian tomato can,which is very convenient and gives the authentic taste. I recommend you to use canned tomatoes because with fresh tomatoes you won't get that exact taste.

Ingredients:
Pomodoro tomato can-1
Onion-1
Garlic-2-3
Extra virgin olive oil-2tbsp
Dried basil-1/2tsp
Fresh Basil leaves,chopped -handful(reserve few for garnishing)
Chilli flakes-1/2tsp(optional)
Salt to taste
Sugar-1tsp
Black pepper powder-1/2tsp
Bell pepper/Capsicum(diced)-1
Fusilli pasta(cooked)-2cups

Method:
1.Heat a olive oil in a pan,add chopped garlic saute for a minute then add onion fry until translucent.
2.Add a can of chopped tomatoes,salt,sugar,dried basil,chilliflakes and pepper powder,cover the lid
and simmer on a low heat for 10-12 minutes.
3.Fry the bell pepper with little oil until nearly soft and keep it aside.
4.Take a pasta in a wide bowl,add sauce and bell pepper mix well.
5.Garnish with torn basil leaves and dash of olive oil.
6.Serve hot with Garlic bread.

Note:
1.If you want to use fresh tomatoes,first blanch them,remove the skin and blend it into a smooth
paste.
2.You can use any veggies coloured bell peppers,broccoli,mushroom,courgettes,peas etc
3.It can be Prepared in advance and can be freezed for upto 1 month.
4.This sauce can also used on Pizza as pizza sauce.


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