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Monday, 6 February 2012

Pasta Sauce Jars

For many years I have been a fan of the Lloyd Grossman range of pasta sauces. I always make sure that I have a jar or two in the cupboard as a backup plans should I run out of cooking time. I have tried Dolmio, Ragu, even the likes of Bertolli pasta sauce mixes and never been that impressed with the flavours. More often than not the tomato flavour is too sharp and the balance of herbs is often too overpowering!
Who would have thought that the former would-be housebreaker , Lloyd Grossman, could turn his hand to making richly flavoured and well balanced pasta sauces?


In the winter months I like making hearty dishes packed with flavour. One of my favourites is Fusilli with Meatballs in Tomato & Chili sauce. 
This is actually a very easy meal to put together;


Lloyd Grossman Tomato & Chili Sauce
1 Pack Swedish meatballs
1 Onion,chopped
1 Chili, chopped
Handful of Rocket, or Spinach
Buffalo Mozzarella 


Put the onion and chili in a heated pan with a good glug of olive oil, add the meatballs before pouring over the sauce.
Bring the sauce to the boil, reducing to a simmer until the meatballs are heated through.
To serve, place cooked fusilli in a bowl and place the fresh rocket or spinach on top.
Spoon the meatballs and sauce over the top then add some torn mozzarella.


An easy to prepare dish that's ready in just twenty minutes. Absolutely delicious!

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