Friday, February 23, 2007

Mark Bittman's Basic Tomato Sauce, Mustard Greens with Lemon Juice, and a Cutie

I finally located my camera! But not in time to charge it before dinner finished cooking.

I want to make all the vegetarian pasta dishes from Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything. There are something like 38 pasta recipes, not including the Asian dishes. Here's the first. Basic Tomato Sauce really is basic. Open can of skinned, whole plum tomatoes. Cook until saucy. More or less, that's it. Except, mine was threatening to burn. And it took much too long to get saucy. I'll have 5 or 6 more times to get this right though because there are variations.

On the side, I wilted some mustard greens in a little oil and then sprinkled with salt and fresh lemon juice. I even garnished with some lemon peel. It looks real pretty. Too bad you can't see it.

And finally, a cutie. No, not me. It's some kind of citrus fruit. Like a satsuma or a tangerine.


Sarah J said...

Any particular reason for the vegetarian focus? Are you switching?

mollyjade said...