Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday Dinner: Curry Tomato Sauce Spaghetti and Herbed Garlic French Bread

After church I made dinner for the family. Dad informed me that I had to use up the raw hamburger that has been sitting in the fridge for two days :-( bleh. (I am not a fan of hamburger or meat in general). I decided to make spaghetti with a curry tomato sauce and french bread filled with garlic and herbs. Here is the tomato sauce that I invented, it was really good :)

Curry Tomato Sauce
3-4 cans of stewed tomatoes (15 oz)
2 tomatillos (optional)
1 can tomato sauce (8 oz)
2 Tbs. tomato paste
1/2 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
2-3 tsp. curry powder
1 Tbs. basil
1 Tbs. oregano
*Puree stewed tomatoes and tomatillos in blender. Saute onions, garlic, carrots, and green bell pepper until just barely soft in a deep frying pan. Add pureed tomatoes into pan. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 15-20 min. Serve over noodles, rice, etc.

Herbed Garlic French Bread
1 Tbs. active dry yeast
1 T. white sugar
1-2 tsp. salt
3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. milk
1/4 c. water
1/4 c. butter
1 Tbs. white vinegar
1/2 c. onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 t. salt
1 Tbs. basil
1 Tbs. oregano
2 Tbs. olive oil
*In a large bowl combine the yeast, sugar, 1-2 teaspoons of salt and 1 1/2 cups of the flour. In a saucepan combine the milk, water, and the1/4 cup of butter and heat until butter is melted. (Note: this milk mixture must be warm, not hot or it will kill the yeast). Add milk mixture and vinegar to the flour mixture and blend at low speed of the mixer until moistened. Beat at medium speed for about 2 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups additional flour to form a sticky dough. Either knead with mixer or with hands. Add 1/2 to 1 cup more of flour until dough is smooth and pliable. Place dough in a greased bowl and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size. Punch down dough and roll into a rectangle shape about 16x8 inches. Spread olive oil over the dough rectangle. Sprinkle with the onion, garlic, salt and herbs. Starting from the 16 inch side, roll the dough up. Place the bread seam side down onto a greased cookie sheet and let rise until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake bread until golden brown (about 20 to 30 minutes).

1 comment:

  1. Hey I am so excited to try your recipes!! Love your blog!


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