Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Plaki for 8

So after all my talk of new pots and cooking for the church, Mackenzie 'needed' a batch of Plaki (just the sauce) for sustenance. I surprised her yesterday with a pot of saucy goodness after I pared the recipe down form 100 to about 8 or so. I used he Internet apps to adjust the recipe and then re calculated the ingredients. It came out to this:

5 medium onions sliced
3 large celery stalks chopped
2 T garlic
1 28 oz can of pureed tomatoes
1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
1 14 oz jar of Ragu (don't ask)
1 c red wine
1 T Basil
1 T Oregano
2-3 Bay Leaves
Salt and pepper
Olive oil

Saute the veggies in olive oil till soft, add the garlic and cook for a few minutes. Add the tomatoes and spices. Simmer for 20 minutes covered to protect your stove. Uncover and adjust the seasoning. Simmer another 20 minutes with lid set ajar to thicken a bit. Stir occasionally. Remove Bay Leaves before serving.

Now, usually you would layer this with some fish (cod especially) and bake till the fish is cooked then serve over pasta. Mackenzie and friends simply serve it over pasta minus the fish. 

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