Tomato and butter pasta sauce
I read about this recipe while we were in Australia, I can't remember where from now but there are lots of recipes floating around. It is impressively simple, and yet packs a huge flavour punch. Give it a try one night when you need a comfort meal like a hug, and can't really be bothered cooking anything more complicated.
2 x 400 gram tins of tomatoes (preferably whole tomatoes, and a fancy brand if you feel like lashing out) 4 tbs of butter Pasta - any kind works well. I used a packet of casareccia pasta which I got at the Zizzi launch - they use it in a pasta dish with chicken, tomato and spinach. It is a really lovely pasta that is soft and delicate, and holds the sauce really well.
- Simply melt the butter in a saucepan, and add the tomatoes. Bash them a little bit so they break up. Leave the sauce to simmer for about 45 minutes.
- Serve over your (cooked) pasta. Don't overload the pasta with sauce - you want a nice coating but not drowning in sauce.
You might be reading this and thinking "but that's it?!" ... yes, that's it. The butter and tomato taste amazing together, and sometimes it's the simple recipes that really rock your world. I dare you to try it and tell me what you think of it.