♥ Fettuccine with Fresh Tomatoes & Capers Sauce

I've been doing a good deal of asian stir-fries and decided to attempt something different! I was grocery shopping with my honey at the supermarket and was flipping through the pages of an Italian cookbook on sale and decided on 1 of its many recipes, Pappardelle with Fresh Tomato Sauce. Instead of using pappardelle pasta, I used fettucine. I'm more of a linguine lover, but figured that fettuccine resembled more like pappardelle pasta, so decided on fettuccine instead:) I'm gonna share this recipe and some of my snapshots with you now...

Ingredients needed: Fresh Tomatoes (cubed), Fettuccine (or pappardelle pasta), shallots (roughly chopped up), Red Chilli (chopped up into smaller pieces), garlic (minced)

Other ingredients needed (not featured in this picture): Capers, Butter, Oil, Salt, Sugar, Dried/Fresh Basil Leaves, Black Pepper

I bought the 3-colours fettuccine because I love my dishes to look vibrant and lively!

I used Macademia Oil instead of Olive Oil because I want that faint nutty flavour & aroma:)

Step 1: Cook fettuccine in a pot of boiling water (remember to add salt to the water) till soft. Remove from pot, rinse under cold water, and drain excess water. Set aside.

Step 2: Heat oil in pan till warmed up. Add in shallots, garlic, & chilli. Saute for 1-2 minutes. 

Step 3: Add in tomatoes, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Cover & simmer till juices are extracted. Stir continuously.

Step 4: Add in capers & butter. Stir well into fresh tomato sauce. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Step 5: Arrange pasta on plate, spoon over the sauce, and then garnish with basil leaves (dried basil leaves).


suki pooki said...

Mica! This looks soooooo delicious!!! If you don't mind me asking, what's shallots? <-- cooking newb hahahahaha you're so good at it, I wanna come over and eat this *drools* I LOVE pasta, I honestly think I could eat it everyday....plain too!!!!! omg love it so much, it's on the same level with rice for me hahahahahahha

Oh did blogger stop working for you???? It did for me and I lost some comments T_T I hope nothing happened to your blog, I know some people lost entire posts!

P.s how are you doing lately? School? Work? =D hope your doing well whatever it is!!!<3

ochikeron said...

hi mica,

i love fettuccine!!! and amazing you have these colorful ones over there!!!

i think we can just have fancy ones at restaurants. i don't see such pasta at stores. you made me want to eat pasta!!!

Sabrina said...

nicr post!

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