We made my poor people’s spagboll for dinner on Saturday night but I erred in describing the ‘ghetti to the girls as ‘noodles’…noodles apparently those which you can suck into your mouth with lots is slurping sounds and, if you get it just right, flick the sauce-laden tail across your face before it disappears …and, well, you just can’t do that with ‘ghetto, certainly not the sort that comes out of a Watties can…
So I was kinda committed to noodles for Sunday dinner with two of the world’s pickiest eaters – who sometimes run risks of being two of the world’s hungriest when they turn their noses up at what has been prepared for them – but as always google is your friend and it did not take much to turn up one of the simplest and fastest dishes that I have found yet.
So how simple is it?
OK, you’ll need a whole three major ingredients:
4 sausages, your choice of flavour
1 can of spicy Herby diced tomatoes – you know, the sort with garlic, oregano, basil, etc
Noodles, the long thin ‘ghetti ones
Put a pot of water on to boil – enough to cook the noodles – and toss in the noodles with a dash of oil once the watrer’s boiling.
Cook the sausages – don’t have to be fully cooked as they’ll finish off in the sauce.
Slice the cooked sausages into thin slices, and toss into a fry pan with a bit of oil.
Toss the tomatoes in once the sausages are sizzling (take the ‘matos out of the tin first!).
Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the noodles are done.
Drain the noodles and mix into the sauce.
…and voilà, there you go…the girls were even up for seconds…
The original recipe also called for 1/4 cup of pesto – that is a serious load of pesto – which we didn’t have any of which is possibly not a bad thing as the girls haven’t had much exposure to herby or spicy…we’ll try that next time once I’ve grown a decent stash of basil…
Easy as and thanks to readyseteat.com for the inspiration for this super-quick and tasty recipe…