Saturday, January 16, 2010

café drawing + SAUCE IS NOT PASTE

I met this guy at a café because he had my friend Pris' old number. I showed him how to make spaghetti sauce because I thought he might like to know how to make it from scratch, but I accidentally bought tomato sauce instead of tomato paste. It's a big mistake, never make it. He wasn't really that interested in it anyway.

EDIT: If you accidentally use sauce instead of paste, don't worry, you can still eat it. It just won't be as good.

Well, this is my recipe for spaghetti sauce.

spaghetti sauce (olive oil, butter, onion, garlic, tomato, tomato paste, fresh basil)
  1. Dice the onion and mince the garlic. You can use either 1 or 2 onions or cloves of garlic, depending on how much you like either one.
  2. If you cannot cube a tomato quickly, cube 2-3 tomatoes now.
  3. Heat a skillet (I prefer iron) on medium heat. When a drop of water will sizzle and pop
    immediately after being dropped, you are at the correct temperature.
  4. Add enough olive oil to cover the minced garlic. Allow the oil to heat, then add some butter. Stir in the garlic. Stir enough to keep the garlic from burning. First the garlic will become yellow and sticky, then it will start to brown.
  5. Once the garlic begins to brown, mix in the onions.
  6. You don't have to stir as much as you did earlier, just keep sautéing until the onions become translucent and soft.
  7. Add the tomatoes. Sauté until they become soft.
  8. Add enough tomato paste to cover the vegetables.
  9. Turn the burner to low.
  10. Cut up the fresh basil into thin strips, then add them to the mixture.
  11. Simmer on low until ready.
I want to try making a batch of this without butter and compare it to the same recipe with butter, but I'd need a group of people for it to be scientific.


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