How the heck do you make a blob look good?!
Anyway…this was a spur of the moment “I-need-food-and-crave-something-sweet-yet-sour-and-savory”. It’s simple, deliciously satisfying and I am now sharing it with you, ugly, blobby pic or not.
It’s all about the sauce so I’m not getting into the meatballs which you can see (if you squint very intently) contributing to the blobbiness of the blob. I needed something a little more substantial than plain old pasta, even as good a sauce as this …. I need meat! Besides, gotta replace whatever I lost after this morning’s tough workout. Now I’m nicely padded again ….. sigh.
This was cooked by “feel”, as in, no precise measurements, just by my tastebuds. But I shall attempt to give you the amounts …. just an estimate. Taste as you go along.
250g tomato puree
1 large onion
4 -5 large cloves garlic
about 2 tbs grated parmesan cheese
salt & sugar, to taste
Chop onion and garlic.
Heat oil and butter.
Saute chopped onion and garlic.
Pour in tomato paste.
Stir and simmer gently for a few minutes.
Taste and add salt and sugar as needed. (I’d used about 1/2 tsp salt and about 1 tbs sugar - this depends on how salty the parmesan is. So, tasting the sauce after adding the parmesan is important).
Remove from heat and cool a little before stirring in the cream.
Serve with prepared pasta of choice and a sprinkling of freshly chopped herbs …. and meatballs, if you prefer.