Thursday, May 10, 2007

Presto Pasta Night: What to do With a Little of This and a Little of That

Time for another installment of Presto Pasta Night that Ruth at Once Upon a Feast hosts every Friday. Thursdays are the big Fairfield fridge clean-out. I leave for the weekend early on Friday morning after a quick visit to the office and the last thing I want to do is leave any leftovers to linger into Monday. Tonight, rummaging around, I found I had about 1/4 cup of bruschetta , almost 2 Tbsp of tomato paste and a handful of fresh pasta still kicking around on the top shelf. Hum... Bruschetta tastes good on top of bread and pasta is bread right?

Well by golly, guess what? If you add another tsp of minced garlic and a dash of chicken stock to the bruschetta and tomato paste and microwave it on high for 3 minutes you get a damn fine chunky pasta sauce!

Microwave Chunky Tomato with Fresh Basil and Cilantro Pasta Sauce

Makes enough sauce for 1 serving of pasta

1/4 cup of my bruschetta recipe from here
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp minced garlic
1/8 cup of chicken stock

Mix in microwave safe container and heat on high for 3 minutes. Serve over linguine with fresh grated cheese.