Monday, 27 February 2012

Sentirsi italiano!

My brother wanted to eat spaghetti yesterday so he was really eager to help me to shop and cook it :)

So we made the usual Spaghetti Bolognese with Meatballs. The meatballs have been inside the fridge ages ago *it was really that long since we had pasta in the house ><"*

Unfortunately, Spaghetti was out of stock so we bought vermicelli instead.

Bolognese sauce recipe

Olive oil
3 cloves of garlic
1 large bombay onion
500g of mince meat
1 small can of tomato paste
2 fresh tomatoes
Salt and pepper
Preferred herbs like basil, oregano, thyme, parsley* optional

1. First u want to heat up the pot and put about 5 tbs olive oil. Mine is out of stock so I use the usual cooking oil. Put in chopped garlic and onion until it has soften. This takes quite a few minutes for me with medium heat.
2. Put in mince meat. Usually people will simmer it first but I was really lazy yesterday so once the meat has turned brown I put in the tomato paste and give em a good stir. Then I put in quite a few cups of leftover water from boiling the pasta. Stir and put in diced tomatoes.
3. Season with salt, pepper and herbs to taste and simmer it for hours. But but we did the bolognese the lazy way so we simmer it for just about 15 minutes. So we don't have that thick and beautiful sauce and end up with runny bolognese instead *as u can see in the picture*

And just to complete the italian sphere yeaterday, I made pizza too.


The dough- I follow the mauripan instant yeast recipe but I only use half of the ingredient

The sauce- Tomato paste+water+salt+pepper

Topping- Capsicum, pepperoni *supposedly* bombay onion- I forgot to put it and mozarella cheese

Preheat the oven for 200 degrees Celsius for about 15 minutes and bake the pizza for half and hour   


mr.F said...


eencyweency said...

asal arghhh??kalo sedap bunyi ermmmm..haha