The Greatest, Most Flavoursome, Vegetarian Spaghetti!

Recipe by lightawake
READY IN: 30mins




  • Pour about 2T of olive oil in a deep frypan or wok, and on a very low heat, fry the first 5 ingredients (up to basil) for about 30 seconds until it becomes fragrant. Garlic burns very easily so the next step has to be ready to go.
  • Before garlic burns, pour in tomatoes and stir in, turning up the heat to medium.
  • Add next 5 ingredients (up to red wine), stir thoroughly, then bring to the boil. Check to see that the flavour is balanced between the salt, sugar and vinegar. it should have a bit of a kick - but if you can taste the sugar or vinegar quite strongly, adjust taste, very carefully. eg. if it tastes like vinegar, add another 1/4 t sugar.
  • Reduce to medium heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes until reduced.
  • In the meantime, grate parmesan cheese, boil large saucepan of generously salted water (you don't need oil).
  • Boil pasta according to instructions - try not to touch it too much, and not to overcook it - bite-test it every 30 seconds when it gets close to the finish time. Pasta should be juicy and springy, not sticky and limp.
  • Drain pasta, toss with olive oil, then serve onto plates. Top with sauce, parmesan, and cracked pepper. Bon apetit!