Week 12 – Activity – Teach One

For this week’s last art activity, i’m going to teach how to make fresh authentic pasta sauce! I’m Sicilian, and my parents make Italian food pretty much everyday. I’m going to show you the easiest way to make sauce without having to open a jar already prepared. All you need is pasta of your choice and you have an easy dinner.

First, the ingredients you need are: basil leaves (chopped), half an onion (chopped), garlic cloves (peeled and chopped), one can of whole tomatoes (or you can use extra fresh tomatoes) and olive oil ready in a pan. These ingredients will serve a party of four.

You want to puree the tomatoes first, have the basil, onions and garlic chopped up, and put a little olive oil in a pan for a minute warm up. Put the chopped onions mixed with the olive oil in the pan for two minutes.

Then, add the garlic and basil with onions for only one minute — you don’t want the garlic to burn.

Pour the puree sauce in the pan, add a hint of water and stir. Add salt, pepper and if you’d like, a hint of sugar to take away the bitterness of the sauce.

Put lid over the sauce. Occasionally, stir and add water if needed. Once the sauce boils a lot, you want to lower the stove temperature. Let the sauce cook for no more than an hour.

Within ten minutes of the sauce being ready, pour some pasta in another pan for about ten minutes to cook, once the pasta is done, pour it in a plate, add the sauce and you have the perfect pasta dish!

Buon Appetito!

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