Well we are back to Food Fridays and time was running a little short this week. So instead of looking up a recipe I opened up the cabinet and worked with what I had. I created a basic spaghetti with a simple tomato pasta sauce. If time permitted I would have ran to the store to get fresh tomatoes. Instead I used a can of Hunts diced tomatoes.
The sauce was very simple:
One can Hunts diced tomatoes
Clove of garlic
Dash of salt, and red pepper flakes
Chopped fresh basil
Tossed it all in a saute pan and heated it up while cooking the spaghetti.
Spaghetti is a little more difficult to work with. When just eating pasta I like to add a little oil to the water while boiling. Because this is for a photograph, I won’t do that. I’m trying to avoid the pasta leaving oil marks on the plate if I choose to move it. I also don’t want the pasta to get spotty as it is exposed to air if a piece has uneven oil distribution on it. And I want the sauce to cling to the pasta and if it has oil, the sauce will slide off the pasta.
I cooked the pasta al dente, plated it and sprinkled parmesan cheese on top. Sticking with our established rules for Food Friday, this was prepared within 20 minutes, and everything you see is edible. Until next week, Bon Appetit!