This basic recipe definitely is an enrichment worth a share. My advise for you: Tomato paste / sauce is something frequently needed. Cook it big time and fill it in pretty glasses, like this you have your own basic tomato sauce for every occasion, not only useful and pretty, even more will it add a super awesome taste to your meals.
For 2-4 persons you’ll need:
4 cloves of garlic
2 chopped onion
1 can chopped tomatoes (good quality!)
Pinch of salt, pepper and sugar
Some fresh basil leaves
Alright, heat up some olive oil, don’t be stingy! Turn down the heat a little before flavoring it with your whole garlic cloves and few seconds and few golden cloves later your onions. You don’t need to chop them carefully as your sauce will be filtered in the end anyways.
When most of the oil is ‘gone’, poor your chopped tomatoes into it and let them cook at middle heat for a while (10 to 20 mins). Meanwhile cook your pasta with lots of salt. I like mine soft so I cook them long, but that’s really up to your own taste. Very nice are the little ‘Gnocchi’ pasta that I used in my pictures here, they keep sauces (=taste) inside perfectly.
When your pasta are done, add a bit of sugar to your sauce, whisk and filter it (directly on your pasta or another bowl). The creamy sauce you’ll get by filtering already tastes freaking great without doing much. What I do next (mostly because I hate throwing away food but also cause I love garlic), I keep the unfiltered ingredients and flavor them with a good portion of pepper!
I whisk pasta and sauce, add basil and a very little bit of sour cream with herbs (special advise over here: Dr. Oetker, Créme Fraîche mit Kräutern, der absolute Geheimtipp!!). Then I put my pasta on a plate and add a spoon of the “leftover” mixture on top of the pasta.
Well that’s it, thank you Ferran, I just can’t get over about how good this is :) Enjoy!Source: Ferran Adrià: The Family Meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adria, 2011. (ISBN-10: 0714862533) *Ferran Adrià enjoyed the title of being the best cook of the world. His restaurant (‘el bulli’) was close to Barcelona, Spain and unfortunately closed in Summer 2011.