Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Fresh Orecchiette Pasta With Savoury' Ratatouille ' Like Tomato Sauce

Pasta Meal always makes me happy and a meatless sauce to go with my own homemade fresh Orecchiette Pasta. It is called Orecchiette because it is shaped like an ear. Pasta dough is the same recipe that I used by Gennaro. I made a thick tomato sauce with eggplant, carrots, red onions  and with lots of garlic and mixed herbs to go with it. It is shaped like a small ear to actually take in the sauce as you eat. I cooked the sauce Ratatouille style, look like and taste almost like one but not 😌. 

Orecchiette is named after their shape, like a small ear. Of course first time making they don't look like one but give me a few more practices, I should be able to get it right. Practice makes perfect. Orecchiette Pasta making is by Gennaro . Check out his YouTube channel if you like to try making your own fresh pasta that shaped like a small ear.

the sauce is so delicious that I will definitely make this again

I will make the pasta more like a small ear in the next making
the Ratatouille style tomato sauce packed with eggplants, carrots and red onions coated the pasta well though the 
dimple is not deep enough
simmering over low heat will allow the mixed herbs and the tomato sauce to soften and flavoured the veggies
I used Tesco Can -Italian Peeled Plum Tomatoes
Saute the garlics and cubed veggies with olive oil till they soften before adding the can tomatoes and paste

Recipe for making the fresh Pasta refer to my previous post. Click here

For the ' Ratatouille ' like Tomato Sauce
1 large carrots - cut into cubes
2medium size red onions - cut into cubes
1 large Japanese eggplants - cubed and blanched,drained off excess water
4 cloves of garlic - chopped fine
1tbsp mixed herbs
1 can Tesco Italian Peeled Plum Tomatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
1tsp of chicken powder
Salt to taste
1/2 cup of water from the pasta cooking to help thickens the sauce.

Heat up pan with olive oil and saute garlic till fragrant, add in all the veggies and continue to stir fry till veggies has soften slightly. Add in the while can peeled plum tomatoes and sauce and the mixed herbs. Lower heat and simmer till for 5 mins. Add in the pasta water to further thickens the sauce. Continue simmering until veggies has soften . Add in chicken powder and salt to taste. Simmer for a further 3 mins. Add in the cooked pasta and mix well. Serve hot.

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