Monday, April 19, 2010

The Only 20 Things You'll Ever Need To Know How to Cook...Part 3

We continue with Glamour's twenty recipes with a recipe for 3 Ingredient Pasta Sauce and Basic Guacamole

If you missed part one, check out this post
For part two, check out this post

3-ingredient pasta sauce

Pour contents of a 28-oz. can of whole peeled tomatoes into a large skillet. Squish tomatoes with your fingers, discarding any stems. Add half a stick of butter and a medium onion, peeled and halved (place cut sides down). Bring mixture to a simmer (no lid!); lower heat and stir occasionally until sauce thickens, 30 to 45 minutes. Discard onion and use sauce immediately, or store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Makes 5 cups.

Basic guacamole

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red or Vidalia onion
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped, optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, optional
  • Salt to taste
  • Tortilla chips, for serving
Scoop avocados from shell. Cover with lime juice and mash (a potato masher works great). Stir in onion, jalapeño and cilantro; season with salt to taste. Eat immediately, or cover with plastic wrap placed directly on surface of the guacamole so it doesn't discolor. Makes about 2 cups.