Shared Recipe # 2 - Spaghetti with Filipino-style sauce
Spaghetti is the most popular pasta recipe during special occasions, as in birthdays, family gathering, company celebration and the like.
When Italian explorer Marco Polo circumnavigated the world and reached Asia, particularly China, he was amazed on how Chinese people prepared different kinds of noodle recipes and dishes. He adopted it and brought it to Europe. That's how Italian pasta was born.
Philippines is among Asian countries whose people consumed too much noodles, rice and wheat-based products in their lifetime. In fact, commercial noodles and pasta products abound here.
Whereas, in Italy, they can boast that 'pasta' is synonymous with their country, but Asians can claim that it started here.
Since, it can be eaten, with or without pasta sauce, it can be claimed as one of the comfort foods, if someone is beaten or down.
It's nutritional value is hailed as recommended for persons with special diseases, like diabetes, etc.
The preparation is easy and children are always delighted to hear that it's included as one of the table-top meals during their birthdays.
So, let me share you what I've done for the past days as I feature Spaghetti with Filipino-style sauce as my second entry on my Shared Recipe.
Spaghetti IngredientsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Cooking Time for Spaghetti
- 1 cup garlic, chopped
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1 cup carrot, chopped
- 1 cup cheese, grated
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1 cup condensed milk
- 5 cups tomato sauce
- 2 cups pork or beef, ground
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1-1/2 kilograms spaghetti, round-rod noodles
Travel Man doing the cooking last April 13, 2012Click thumbnail to view full-size
- For the spaghetti noodles/pasta: Boil 10 liters of water. Put little oil and salt to the boiling water before adding the pasta. Occasionally stir the spaghetti until al dente or done. Drain and cool with running cold water. Strain and put little oil (olive oil or cooking oil) to avoid noodle strands from sticking with each other.
- For the sauce: Sauté garlic and onion in little oil.
- Add the ground pork (boiled separately) until brown.
- Add carrots, then the tomato sauce (Filipino-style) and simmer.Stir occasionally in order to avoid curdling.
- Add grated cheese and little ground pepper to add zest to the taste.
- Add little sugar. Let it cool before serving.
|Serving size: 1 cup (140 grams)|
|Calories from Fat||9|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 1 g||2%|
|Saturated fat 2 g||10%|
|Unsaturated fat 2 g|
|Carbohydrates 42 g||14%|
|Sugar 1 g|
|Fiber 3 g||12%|
|Protein 8 g||16%|
|Cholesterol 1 mg|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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