Shared Recipe # 2 - Spaghetti with Filipino-style sauce

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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.

Bon Apetit!!!

Spaghetti as one of the birthday attractions-courtesy of Nina Nodalo during Nino Angelo's natal day (Photo by Travel Man)
Spaghetti as one of the birthday attractions-courtesy of Nina Nodalo during Nino Angelo's natal day (Photo by Travel Man)

Spaghetti Ingredients

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The Filipino-style spaghetti sauceLocal brand of spaghettiThe ground pork being brownSliced sausagesOnion, garlic, carrots
The Filipino-style spaghetti sauce
The Filipino-style spaghetti sauce
Local brand of spaghetti
Local brand of spaghetti
The ground pork being brown
The ground pork being brown
Sliced sausages
Sliced sausages
Onion, garlic, carrots
Onion, garlic, carrots

Cooking Time for Spaghetti

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: Serves 15-20 people 150 grams of pasta with sauce

Ingredients

  • 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, 2012

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Getting ready to cook the pasta and sauce (All photos by Travel Man)Sauteing first the garlic for the sauceAnd the onionBoiling the water for the pastaAdding the carrots with the garlic and onionGetting ready with the pastaMixing the ground pork to the spices and veggiesCooking the spaghettiAdding the pasta sauce to the pork and spicesThe pasta almost readyThe pasta sauce mixture being simmeredPasta sauce-Filipino styleSpaghetti noodles, al dente to the taste!!!
Getting ready to cook the pasta and sauce (All photos by Travel Man)
Getting ready to cook the pasta and sauce (All photos by Travel Man)
Sauteing first the garlic for the sauce
Sauteing first the garlic for the sauce
And the onion
And the onion
Boiling the water for the pasta
Boiling the water for the pasta
Adding the carrots with the garlic and onion
Adding the carrots with the garlic and onion
Getting ready with the pasta
Getting ready with the pasta
Mixing the ground pork to the spices and veggies
Mixing the ground pork to the spices and veggies
Cooking the spaghetti
Cooking the spaghetti
Adding the pasta sauce to the pork and spices
Adding the pasta sauce to the pork and spices
The pasta almost ready
The pasta almost ready
The pasta sauce mixture being simmered
The pasta sauce mixture being simmered
Pasta sauce-Filipino style
Pasta sauce-Filipino style
Spaghetti noodles, al dente to the taste!!!
Spaghetti noodles, al dente to the taste!!!
  1. 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.
  2. For the sauce: Sauté garlic and onion in little oil.
  3. Add the ground pork (boiled separately) until brown.
  4. Add carrots, then the tomato sauce (Filipino-style) and simmer.Stir occasionally in order to avoid curdling.
  5. Add grated cheese and little ground pepper to add zest to the taste.
  6. Add little sugar. Let it cool before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup (140 grams)
Calories 220
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 2 g
Carbohydrates 42 g14%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 8 g16%
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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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Voted up, this sounds good. I use a little sugar sometimes, it really makes it good especially if the tomatoes are not real sweet. Interesting information.


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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@Jackie Lynnley: Our taste buds are similar. I like the sweet-salty taste in my spaghetti.

It will be my comfort food, whenever I want to recollect on some things or just pass the time in the middle of the night.

Surely, you can imagine how 'burglar-like' I am, tinkering inside the kitchen and cooking spaghetti in a jiffy.

Thanks for taking your time here.


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earthbound1974 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Wow! This is awesome. This will be my highlight on Christmas Eve. Thanks for sharing this recipe, travel man. Happy Holidays!


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travel_man1971 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@earthbound1974: Thanks for the greetings. I'm sure it will be a blast featuring a Filipino-style spaghetti on your table during Christmas Eve. Happy Holidays, too! :)

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