Monday 15 February 2010

Spaghetti Napolitano.

Spaghetti Napolitano- Italian spaghetti pasta cooked a la dente and topped with delicious Napolitano sauce, delicately flavoured with salt, pepper and Italian spice oregano .A complete Italian meal when served with a side salad and garlic bread.


Dried pasta or spaghetti of choice.
1 teaspoon salt
2 pints water
1 teaspoon olive oil
Parmesan cheese and 2 basil leaves (Optional for garnish)

For Sauce:

1 can of plum peeled tomatoes in tomato juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons Italian spice (oregano)
1/2 teaspoon garlic puree
½ teaspoon sugar


1. In a blender puree the tomatoes and strain through a sieve to remove any seeds and skin. Keep aside.
2. Into a sauce pan heat the oil and sauté the garlic for 1 minute till rawness goes away (Care do not let it burn)
3. Add the tomato puree and simmer on medium heat for 5 mins till sauce thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Add sugar and Italian spice. Stir .
4. Season with salt and pepper and adjust to required taste.
5. Simmer over a low flame for another 5 minutes. Keep aside
6. In a large sauce pan heat the water and add the salt, when water boils add the pasta and cook as per packet instruction. Pasta should be a la dente and not too soft.
7. Drain the pasta and transfer back to pan. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil and stir in so that pasta does not stick together.
8. To serve place some pasta in a serving dish and top with the sauce and garnish with parmesan cheese and shredded basil leaves..

Serve immediately

NB remaining pasta sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week or frozen for later use.

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  1. delicious...Loved your presentation too..

  2. Lovely and tempting!!! pics look beautiful...

  3. Yummm...Nice pics... Add some meatballs to this gravy and its gets even better

  4. Such a fantastic dish, my kid's favourite..lovely presentation..

  5. DElicious...What aperfect click!

  6. nice and delicious recipe
    u have lot different recipes
    thaks for visiting my blog

  7. Wow...the pasta looks so tempting and attractive...thanks for sharing the yummy recipe :)

  8. The description is making my mouth water...Lovely!

  9. Thats a lovely dish, seems really delicious with that sauce...loved the ingredients used as well and would love to try as it sounds easy too..

  10. Beautiful and neat click...

  11. Great photo and yummy, thanks for sharing....

  12. Thanks for visiting my blog and for ur lovely comments dear. Glad to follow you. Loved ur pasta dish, very well presented:)

  13. wow, love this yummy favorite..

  14. lovely recipe..great presentation..and i absolutely LOVE the dish..

  15. Is this the pasta sauce recipe , you were telling me the other day???


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