VID: PASTA 101 FEAT. THE SAUCE
If you're anything like me (and hopefully you aren't because I am a MESS tbh), then I assume that pasta fuels your big city diet. It's cheap, it's delicious, and it's v v easy to make! However, I'm sure that, like me literally me, you've made or eaten some TERRIBLE PASTA DISHES. Soupy-sauced, limp noodled, over salted heaps of carbs that make Daniel Day Lewis' performance in Nine look like the most authentic interpretation of Italian culture this side of Bucca Di Beppo.
Braised doesn't want you to suffer through these pasta based atrocities anymore. So, we've created a little vid to help you out. We've also included a recipe for THE SAUCE. What is THE SAUCE, you ask? Just the greatest miracle of home cooked Italian food ever made. Written originally by the mother of Italian-American home cooking, Marcella Hazan, and reappopriated by every food blog ever since, this sauce features THREE INGREDIENTS: Tomatoes. Butter (it's chill). Onion. With a little time and NO EFFORT, you'll be thanking the pasta gods for this sauce, and you'll make it again and again, any time, any day, any state of consciousness or inebriation. You're welcome, babies.
THE SAUCE by Marcella Hazan
TIME: ONE HOUR
SERVES: 4 OR YOU JUST EAT IT ALL FOR YOU
- One 28oz can of whole peeled tomatoes!
- One medium onion, HALVED!
- 5 tablespoons of butter!
- 1 pound of pasta (preferably longer, like spaghetti or angel hair or linguini)!
- Parmesan cheese!
- Open can of tomatoes. PLOP the contents of the can into a saucepan. Add the onion and the butter and some salt.
- Heat the saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer (consistent tiny bubbles!!)
- Cook uncovered for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. MASH MASH MASH any larger pieces of tomatoes with a wooden spoon. Add salt to taste. Maybe add some pepper! Maybe add a whole crushed garlic clover or two!!
- About 10 minutes before THE SAUCE is done, cook your pasta in SALTED WATER and drain the pasta right before you're ready to serve!
- Discard the onion, and ladle the sauce over bowlfuls of pasta. Add ches