Thursday, January 25, 2007

Nigella's New Year's day hangover pasta.



So called because on New Year's day I decided this was the pasta to fill that seemingly empty feeling I have in my stomach after an evening of indulging in lots of wine and food.

I found this recipe in an old Delicious magazine and was intrigued by the use of fresh tomatoes rather than ones which had been cooked and cooked. I did embellish however, with some leftovers from the night before, note the caviar and sour cream.

Nigella's title for this pasta is: Spaghetti al sugo crudo (spaghetti with raw tomato sauce)

I kg of ripe tomatoes
1 tsp caster sugar
1 garlic clove
1/2 cup (125ml) extra virgin olive oil
400 grams spaghetti

Blanch the tomatoes in hot water for a few mintues i.e. cut a small cross in the base of the tomato, put them in a bowl pour over some boiling water leave sit.

Drain, then peel away the skin starting at the cross. Halve the toms, and deseed. Cut out the cores, then chop the remaining flesh finely. Put them in a bowl add the sugar with some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bruise the garlic with the flat edge of a knife. Peet then add the smashed clove and the oil to the toms. Beat with a little whisk to make everything come together as a sauce. Cover with cling wrap and leave at room temperature for 30 minutes to 8 hours. (30 mins if your desparately hungover!)

Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water - drain. Remove the garlic clove and discard OR NOT - toss the tomato mixture into the hot spaghetti. Work the sauce through the pasta, so that is evenly coated, and serve immediately.
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7 comments:

Barbara said...

I used to make this back in the '80's. Great for a summer lunch.

Anonymous said...

Hello, another year has almost gone...where are you - did things get too busy this year.

I hope you return in '08. Please?

....K (Brisbane)

Sorina said...

Really like your cooking blog it looks so delicious. I am looking forward more posts from you!

Jessica said...

that looks so good!

sean said...

When will you be back to blog again?

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Lushlife said...

I have been so busy over the last few years I haven't had a chance to blog any food. I have been cooking and baking though. There was a change with uploading photographs and a couple of times I started ony to be thwarted by the new technology which seemed to take ages to load a photograph. I am trying to locate my login and password so I can start up again. I missed my last promotion so maybe it means I can start up again.

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