Recognizing how busy I've been, G made dinner tonight. More specifically, he asked me to teach him how to make dinner tonight and I couldn't have been more thrilled. He even cleaned up afterward - I am such a lucky girl!
He wanted to make beef tortellini with a simple tomato sauce. If you ask me, the tortellini are better saved for a cream sauce or soup but if G's offering to make dinner I'm not about to question his choices.
So here's my step by step lesson for a simple tomato sauce. Perhaps you can get your sweetie to make it for you too! ;)
|Step 2: Heat olive oil in medium skillet over medium heat. |
I like non-stick but stainless will do nicely - just stay away from reactive metals such as cast iron or aluminum as they will react with the natural acid in the tomato. Not a good thing.
|Step 4: Add 1 tsp tomato paste and saute very briefly (30 seconds or so). |
This step is optional. The sauce will have a lovely fresh taste if you omit the paste, and I often do.
|Step 6: Using a wooden spoon break up the tomatoes and simmer over low heat until pasta is ready.|
|Step 7: Drain pasta and add to sauce in skillet. Stir to allow pasta to soak up sauce.|