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Spaghetti with tomatoes and prunes

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探話士チェーン

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“Do you happen to lose your appetite in the summer? Mixing Japanese prunes with tomatoes make this spaghetti special, plus the hint of mint adds refreshment to the whole dish. Many ingredients of this recipe can be substituted to suit your taste. For example, I used no.13 spaghetti here, but you can use whichever pasta you like. So let's get cooking!”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
10
min.
Preparation
15
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
prunes
1 tsp salt
tomatoes
180 g pasta
4 slices smoked bacon
½ tbsp butter (melted)
1 tbsp tomato paste
½ tsp dried thyme
2 sprigs mint (for garnish)
cheddar cheese (grated, for sprinkling)

Utensils

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • immersion blender
  • pot
  • ladle
  • frying pan
  • colander
  • Step 1/5

    Pit and chop the pickled prunes, then purée into a smooth sauce. It is recommended to use pickled prunes instead of dried plums, otherwise the taste may be a little strange.
    • prunes
    • knife
    • cutting board
    • immersion blender

    Pit and chop the pickled prunes, then purée into a smooth sauce. It is recommended to use pickled prunes instead of dried plums, otherwise the taste may be a little strange.

  • Step 2/5

    Bring a large pot of water and salt to a boil. Score the tomatoes and quickly blanch until skin starts separating from the flesh. Remove the tomatoes and chop into small pieces.  Add the spaghetti to the same pot and cook according to package instructions.
    • tomatoes
    • 180 g pasta
    • 1 tsp salt
    • pot
    • ladle

    Bring a large pot of water and salt to a boil. Score the tomatoes and quickly blanch until skin starts separating from the flesh. Remove the tomatoes and chop into small pieces. Add the spaghetti to the same pot and cook according to package instructions.

  • Step 3/5

    • 4 slices smoked bacon

    Chop the bacon into small pieces. If you feel it's too oily, simply swap the bacon out for shrimp or other meat. I used mint to neutralize the bacon’s oil, but if you use shrimp or something else, the mint can be replaced with sweet basil leaves.

  • Step 4/5

    • ½ tbsp butter (melted)
    • 1 tbsp tomato paste
    • ½ tsp dried thyme
    • frying pan

    Melt the butter in a frying pan. Add bacon and cook until they crisp up. Add the chopped tomatoes, a spoonful of pasta water, and stir-fry until soft. Add tomato paste and dried thyme. Let cook for 2 - 3 min.

  • Step 5/5

    When noodles are done cooking, drain and toss together with the prune sauce. Sprinkle on some cheddar cheese and garnish with mint leaves. Enjoy!
    • 2 sprigs mint (for garnish)
    • cheddar cheese (grated, for sprinkling)
    • colander

    When noodles are done cooking, drain and toss together with the prune sauce. Sprinkle on some cheddar cheese and garnish with mint leaves. Enjoy!