Monday, March 17, 2008

Mac & Peas

I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. It was very easy to make and also very yummy to eat. It is an Italian family recipe from my friend Brooke. It is one of her favorites. Enjoy!

½ package frozen peas (16 oz. bag)
½ yellow onion peeled and sliced thinly in quarters
2 or 3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small can tomato paste (6 oz.)
2 large bay leaves
Salt and pepper to taste

Pasta- small shells, ditali, or broken spaghetti

In a small pan sauté the sliced onion in olive oil until the onion is clear. Add the frozen peas and cook together with onion until peas are no longer forze. Empty the can of paste into pan with onion and peas, add 2 paste cans full of water also, and two bay leaves. Mix together well and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add more water if sauce becomes too thick. Salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 30 minutes.

Serve over “macaroni.” Serves four.

Upgrade: add grilled chicken breast, cut into several small pieces and mix in.