Saturday, June 6, 2009


This is an extremely easy recipe. Best still, it's really healthy food! The recipe is from "The Marks & Spencer Essentials Collection". They have simple and delicious easy-to-make pasta sauce recipes.
The sauce I prepared here is raw tomato sauce with olive oil, garlic and basil with ham and prawn. Yummy yummy.

Ingredients for the sauce:

500gm large, ripe tomatoes, peeled, de-seeded and diced.
125ml extra-virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, chopped very finely
large handful fresh basil leaves, shredded
3 tbsp chopped fresh oregano or marjoram
salt and pepper
450gm dried conchiglie

Combine the tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, basil and oregano in a bowl that is large enough to eventually accommodate the cooked pasta.

Season generously with salt and pepper. Cover the bowl with Clingfilm and leave to stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.

Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until cooked. Drain thoroughly and immediately add to the tomatoes.

Toss well to mix, ready to serve!

As you can see from the pictures, the 1st picture is served with grilled chicken. The 2nd and 3rd pictures, served with prawns and ham.

Note: The skin of the tomatoes can be easily peeled by putting the tomatoes in a bowl of boiling water and leave to stand for about 5 to 10 minutes.


Emile Zola@life said...

This look really yummy yummy, the raw tomato sauce is from the fresh tomato right? I still have two pkts of pasta which DNG bought from FRA, will try to cook this way.

Annie said...

Sonia, yes, very yummy. u should try this. I'll put in the recipe for you shortly ya.

Emile Zola@life said...

Thanks Annie, will try out in one day, and I never try cook pasta with just raw tomato sauce, looking forward to taste it...

reanaclaire said...

hi..coming by to see yr pasta... looks kids will love that..