I am developing a fetish for lime. And the surprising thing about it is that it is by no means a monogamous fruit – oh no, it’s naughty enough to mix with just about anything that wishes to stand by it. Well, maybe not to that extent, but not far off. Today I wanted to cross the boarders with my buds, I wanted to really be free with my culinary instinct, and you know, it never seems to let me down. I cannot tell you how delicious this tastes truly, I cannot. So please trust me, just go make it. If you thank me for nothing else, you will be pleased to know that this little heaven of a dish is sooooo easy to make it almost doesn’t deserve to taste so darn good !!! But there you have it, from my kitchen to yours !
Serves 2 as a main course
around 8 plum ripe tomatoes (just remove the green top heads, but leave them whole)
4 to 5 cloves garlic
3 Tbsp (45 mL) olive oil
1 heaped Tbsp Indian lime pickle (a must) – I used Patak’s brand, that can be purchased in asian food stores, and also supermarkets
2 tsp molasses
a little Himalayan salt, or sea salt, to taste (it won’t need much as the pickle is salty already)
2 Tbsp tomato paste/puree
1 cup sweetcorn, drained if using tinned
lots of freshly chopped cilantro (coriander) for garnishing – another must
1 slice fresh lime, to squeeze prior to serving
- Process the garlic in a food processor until very finely chopped. Then add your tomatoes, one at a time, and process them, before adding your olive oil and Indian lime pickle.
- Meanwhile, heat some olive oil in a large saucepan on a medium heat for about half a minute, then pour in your processed tomato mixture. Lower the heat, and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
- Then add the tomato paste, and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile cook your pasta (100g -125g per person, or more for a hungry appetite).
- Now add the sweetcorn, and after a couple of minutes taste it for salt and sweetness.
- Drain your pasta, rinse with cold water, shake well in a colander, and add it to the sauce.
- Garnish with cilantro/coriander, and sit back and enjoy !
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