Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Recipe of the Day


Pasta with Roasted-Tomato Meat Sauce


This recipe provides 4 servings (approx. 1 1/2 cups).

Ingredients:

1) 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
2) 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
3) 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
4) 9 ounces 80% lean ground pork
5) 1 tablespoon minced garlic
6) 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
7) 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
8) 3 canned anchovy fillets in oil, drained and chopped
9) 1/4 cup dry sherry
10) 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
11) 1/4 cup basil leaves

Instructions:

1) Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.

2) Place tomatoes on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 F degrees for 10- 12 minutes, or until tomatoes are lightly browned.

3) Cook pasta according to package directions.

4) Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, pork, salt, pepper, and anchovies to pan; cook 4 minutes, until pork is browned, stirring to crumble. Add sherry to pan; cook 30 seconds, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add tomatoes and vinegar; cook 2 minutes or until tomatoes release their liquid and sauce is slightly thickened. Combine pasta and sauce in a large bowl; toss to coat. Lastly, sprinkle with basil.

Nutritional value per serving:

Calories: 430
Protein: 20 grams
Total Fat: 15 (saturated 6 grams)
Carbs: 46 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sodium: 400 mg




Enjoy!

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