Thursday, August 7, 2014
Baked Spaghetti With Meat Sauce ( 焗肉酱意粉 )
My head was like kinda jammed when it came my turn to choose a theme for our bake along. At that time, i thought i just wanted to make something easy and fast for everyone who might be keen to join....and also at the same time , i also missed the Baked Pork Chop with Rice that i made something ago, early this year ..tasty but hvnt not made one since then..and so i thought maybe a baked pasta might be good. Although it is fairly common, i rarely do it. Most of the time, it is usually the unbaked ones.
I wanted to make something similar to that baked rice with pork chop so i adjusted the previous recipe a bit and used ground pork instead. Something tangy and hmm..maybe a bit of oriental taste, some tomato sauce from the can, a little bit of oyster sauce and worcheshire sauce. i had also used anchovy stock cos i had some leftover from the previous day although not really essential and can just do it with water and adjust the seasoning or maybe add a little bit of soy sauce and top the pasta over with plenty of cheese. Somehow i think the baked ones, though not as light as the non baked pasta, looks kind of luxurious in appearance to me. It is not a bad idea to serve this for brunch on a lazy weekend if you opt not to eat out, it can make a surprisingly hearty and luxurious meal.
150gm ground pork
half of 1 onion, cubed
1 clove garlic, minced
handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
3/4 cup tomato sauce ( i used the can type from Hunts )
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tbsp Worcheshire sauce
80-100ml anchovy stock
salt to taste
1 cup of shredded mozarella cheese ( or plus some cheddar cheese )
Cook the spaghetti, drain and transfer to a baking dish . Heat up some oil in a frying pan, cook the onions and garlic till sizzling and add in the ground pork. Stir and cook the meat till almost done and add in the cherry tomatoes. Pour in the sauce and let the sauce simmer for about 2 minutes, can mash the tomatoes a bit. Season with salt if necessary. Remove from heat.
Pour the sauce over the spaghetti and scatter the cheese all over. Grill on a preheated oven at 210C for about 10 minutes or till the cheese is brown.
All are welcomed to join me, Joyce and Zoe for our baked pasta theme. The linky will be opened for 10 days starting today up till aug16, 2014. Thank you!
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