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Sicilian cart drivers pasta, apparently–in olden times.

Certainly brightens up a person’s day, after a long haul–see “post meal” image below!

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Long haul–just arrived in town…

Summer fare often made with uncooked ingredients that are in season–new garlic, fresh basil and ripe tomatoes. In winter switch to tinned tomatoes–drained.

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It is simple and quick.

Presumably there were as many versions as there were carts and horses–this time the sauce is cooked for a short time to let the hint of heat kick in and the garlic to meld.

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for 4

  • 6 tblsp olive oil
  • 6 medium garlic cloves–chopped fine
  • a good handful of basil leaves–chopped
  • 1 small red chili–chopped
  • 700gms/1.5lbs fresh tomatoes–skinned and seeded then chopped.
  • salt and pepper
  • 400 gms spaghettini

Heat the oil in a medium pan.

Add the next five ingredients and cook them for fifteen minutes at a simmer.

Turn off the heat.

Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and add the pasta.

Drain when done to your taste and add to the sauce.

IMG_8273Serve with grated parmesan if you wish (Meredith did); I was happy with the garlic and chili and a swirl of best olive oil.

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my word that was tasty, let’s play some music!

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