Saturday, July 25, 2009

Spaghetti ala Orange

I love this simple dish, it is really easy to make/ to get the ingredients. I would say the key of this dish is to get good (fresh of course) tomatoes & basil. Cheap white wine will do the job, if you have no white wine, don't panic, it will still taste good.
this recipe is approximately for 4 people.

  • 1 pack of Spaghetti
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Garlic 4 cloves - chopped finely
  • 2 cups of Button/ Brown Mushroom sliced
  • Black Pepper
  • Lemon juice from 1/4 lemon
  • A handful of pitted olive
  • 5 Roma/ Vine riped tomato sliced into quarters
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 red little chilli sliced
  • 100ml White wine (if you have, otherwise just use water)
  • 3-4 stalks of Fresh Basil, only use the leaves, tear them apart

Method - spaghetti :
Please follow the instructions from your spaghetti pack, however, spaghetti needs to be 3/4 cooked (if the pack says cook spaghetti for 10 minutes - just cook it for 7 minutes so you won't overcook your spaghetti when you mix it with the sauce).
Drained spaghetti with strainer.

Method - sauce :
  1. Heat 1.5 table spoon of olive oil in the wok, stir fry garlic till fragrant
  2. Pour in mushroom, chilli, olive
  3. Pour in white wine and honey
  4. Cook for about 5-10 mins, till mushroom change colour
  5. Turn off the heat, toss in fresh basil and lemon juice
  6. Pour in spaghetti into sauce, mix well
I accidentally deleted the picture - will take another picture when I cook this dish.

Home made Pizza

Here's my really easy pizza recipe, I found this combo is really nice for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
You can also substitute Pizza base with Lebanese bread (the bread for kebab) if you prefer thinner base. In total this will not take you more than 35 minutes.

  • Ready to use Pizza Base
  • Leggo Pizza Sauce
  • Roma Tomato (I found this is tastier than normal tomato)
  • Pumpkin sliced paper thin
  • Mushroom (swiss brown mushroom/ cup mushroom/ button mushroom) sliced
  • Fresh Basil
  • Spanish Onion (looks like onion but purple colour, sweeter than normal onion) sliced thin
  • Shredded Tasty & Mozarella Cheese
Methods :
  • Preheat your oven - my oven is fan forced and I normally set it at 175 degrees
  • Spread Leggo Pizza Sauce over the pizza base
  • Please follow the order of how you put your toppings below... otherwise your pizza may go soggy
  • Put Spanish Onion, Mushroom, Pumpkin & Basil (this will protect the base from the juice that come out from tomatoes)
  • Put Roma Tomato
  • Sprinkle Tasty & Mozarella Cheese
  • Put into the oven for about 15-20 minutes