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.
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
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
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)
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!
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)
Because it lacked salt, I just grated some cheese over it to make up for its absence.
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.
So Jason, care to have pasta daily? =)