Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Quick Bite: Zucchini & Aubergine Spaghetti with Sausage

I usually have beef Spaghetti Bolognaise from the basic ingredients - beef, tomatoes, onions, tomato puree and spaghetti. But, it takes time to cook. So what could be better when a faster option is presented to a hungry after-school student?

Mom and I chanced upon instant pasta sauce by Barilla that comes with zucchini and aubergines. Most pasta sauces are usually pure mush but this one comes with small chunks of veggies, so, it is a healthier option although a little pricey at RM 11.90. Well, it's cheating but, it's fast and tastes good, so I'm fine. :)

Here's a simple recipe that any non-cooking fan would be able to follow:

Firstly, break spaghetti strands and boil them in water till soft. Add some salt and oil to the water. It takes a while for it to soften so start with it first.

Chop some onions and tomatoes (optional). Cube the sausages. You could use minced chicken, beef or whatever that suits your palate.

Saute the onions and when it smells fragrant, throw in the rest and add several tablespoons of Barilla Zucchini & Aubergine according to need. Mix well.

By this time, your pasta should be cooked. But that depends on your rate of work. So, test it first. If it's soft, drain the water out. Then, throw the pasta into the sauce and mix well.

Optional: You could add some mixed herbs or oregano for extra taste. (You can get them easily from supermarkets.) Use sparingly. Top off with cheese.

And there you have it...

Zucchini & Aubergine Spaghetti with Sausage!

You could also have the sauce with toasted bread or anything else suitable you can think of. :)

The Lazy Chef

Up next: Baechu Kimchi and Kimchi Jiggae!

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