The wife-to-be project: Sardines pasta cooking

Jason, I know you love me but I love you more to have you eating burned or canned food from the moment we’ll be together until probably forever!

 So while Jason was away, I vowed to learn how to cook on my own. He always encouraged me that pasta is the easiest to cook. So here I was, trying my luck not to burn pasta. I remembered him liking Cafe Mary Grace’s Sardines Pasta, and since this is my growing favorite along with Tuyo Pasta, I decided to make this my first project.

Good thing my sister was home from Singapore too to try it. When it comes to being brutally honest, you bet you can count on her.

Ingredients all ready to get thrown in altogether

Ingredients all ready to get thrown in altogether

And so I prepared the ingredients for the Project Sardines Pasta:

2 Tomatoes Sliced

Diced Garlic (The more the merrier!)

Chopped White Onions

1 Red Bell Pepper

Black Olives

Capers

Olive Oil

 Sardines

Fettuccine Pasta (this was the only one available, hehe)

First was to boil water until smoke is coming out of it. Then I dumped in the Fettuccine pasta

Boiling Pasta

Boiling Pasta

It only took about 3-4 minutes. Mama (my grandmother) said I had to put salt in it, but I insisted that the sauce will be enough. (ok hardheaded me)

Dumping in the rest

Dumping in the rest

In cooking the sauce, I coated the pan with olive oil then when it was hot enough, I dumped in the garlic, and then onions, red bell pepper and tomatoes. It all sizzled and crackled – what a delight to my ears and my nostrils but a pain in my hand and wrist. The oil was just way too eager to land in my hand.

Then I poured in the black capers and olives. Last was the sardines which I crushed with the spatula. Then I poured in olive oil to make it more saucy. I stirred all together for about 5-7 minutes, and voila, my very own sardines pasta!

Take 1

Take 1

Ok so maybe the tomatoes were a bit too big, I’d prefer a more finer pasta, and also some more salt to taste (I wish I had listened to mama)

Take 2

Take 2

Because it lacked salt, I just grated some cheese over it to make up for its absence.

My First Food Critic

My First Food Critic

The verdict???? She said it was good. Wahahahah.

Thank you thank you.

I guess all hope is not lost for me yet, I’m no chef but I can try to learn how to be the best one at home and in my future family.

AHEM.

So Jason, care to have pasta daily? =)