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Old August 26th, 2006, 07:57 PM
joeysmama joeysmama is offline
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It's pretty late now so you probably already planned your meal. I don't have a lot of asian recipes. Just one. Spicy Cold Soba Noodles. It's very good but it's got a little bit of a kick to it.

I'm better with Italian pastas if you want one of those.

I like to sautee a few cloves of garlic, chopped, in a little olive oil. Be very careful not to let it brown. You just want it to soften. Then add some canned whole tomotoes, chopped. I drain them but save the juice.

After they sautee with the garlic for a little bit I add the juice from the can and a small can of unseasoned tomato sauce, and two tablespoons of sugar (I use sucanat, it's less refined)

Then I add a jar of pitted kalamta olives, sliced in half. I also add a little of the juice from the jar.

If the sauce cooks down and thickens that's great. If it doesn't I sometimes add just a teensy bit of cornstarch and water. Or parmesan cheese (or vegan parm works too if you want to make it suitable for veggies and vegans)

Then just before serving I slice some fresh basil leaves in to chiffonade. (That just means stack them on top of one another and roll them up like a jelly roll and then make thin slices) You could also just tear them or even throw them in whole if you don't feel like any more chopping or slicing. Give them a minute to wilt.

Serve it over fettucine.

This is one of my favorite and easiest meals.
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