Thursday, 17 July 2014

Easy Spicy Pasta Recipe

I don't know about anyone else, but as work on my blog I'm getting a bit hungry. I normally review snacks and things here, but when mum's looking after my nephew, or it's a bit less hectic at the end of the day, then it's my turn to cook.

I was watching Celebrity Masterchef the other week when one of the contestants was making a supposedly spicy tomato pasta for a challenge - as you can probably guess it didn't taste spicy at all. At the time I thought 'I can do much better than that', so that was my challenge next time I cooked. I don't tend to use a recipe for things like this, although I am sure there are similar out there, but at the time I cooked, it was just me and the cupboards!

Ingredients

Pack of sausages

Tabasco

Crushed chilli flakes

Worcester Sauce

Sugar

Can chopped tomatoes

Tomato Ketchup

Fresh or dried pasta



Recipe

This was super easy to make, and a lot of it was tasting and adapting as I went along to get the sauce how I liked and wanted it flavour wise.

The sausages were grilled as normal, you can do this before and just heat them through a little more before serving, or if you're super organised you could time each part of the recipe and cook it all together.

I first cooked down a can of tomatoes, starting off on a higher heat, then reducing as it started to boil. When the tomatoes had cooked down a fair bit, I started adding the rest of the ingredients, with a splash of Tabasco and Worcester Sauce first, and then the crushed chilli flakes, about a heaped teaspoon of those, enough to give a kick without being over powering. Finally I added 2 teaspoons of sugar and a splash of ketchup to add a bit of sweetness, and my sauce was ready.

I took the sauce of the heat to cook the pasta, then when this was cooked I put the sauce back on to warm as I was serving up. I plated up the pasta and sausages, then added the sauce, and it was time to eat. Sometimes my efforts have been a little hit and miss - like the odd time I have over cooked rice when it needed a bit longer and I was distracted by other things I was cooking, but I got clean plates this time!

If you fancy giving it a go, or you have a favourite pasta recipe of your own to share do let me know. I love to hear from my blog readers, and if you like what you see, please feel free to follow me on Blog Lovin.

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