Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Spaghetti Sauce, Part II

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all having a good week so far... it's hump day tomorrow!  Which reminds me of a hilarious slogan at Bonefish when my friends were here.  They have this great appetizer called Bang-Bang Shrimp, and they were running a special this month for the appetizer for $5 on Wednesdays.  They said they were officially changing Hump Day to Bang Bang Wednesday.  Totally inappropriate and I laughed so hard.  Anyway, I was going to go for a run this morning but once again the temps were already in the 80's at 6:00am and it was so muggy.  Thankfully, it rained and stormed all day today so it's much cooler out now.  I actually shut my air conditioning off after letting Molly out and becoming chilly... since when does upper 70's, low 80's feel chilly??  Oh yeah that's right, when the past couple of weeks have topped out in the 100's.  That's when.

Last night I decided I wanted to make eggplant parm with the eggplant from the Farmer's Market.  In order to do that, I needed to make some homemade sauce.  Since posting the recipe last year, I have had a couple people ask for a little more instruction.  (Hi Juliana and Amanda!)  It's really not hard or time consuming, and it makes such a good sauce.  I wish I could take credit for it, but it's from my grandmother.  Here we go:

Ingredients- that's chopped onion in the bowl

Sauteing the onion in olive oil and butter

Spices on top!!

All mixed up and ready to cook down

That's it!  Simple right?  To get the entire recipe, click here.  I hope this helps a little for those who are interested.

I didn't take any pictures of the eggplant, but basically just sliced it, salted it, and let it sit for about 45 minutes.  I rinsed it off, patted it dry, then dipped in egg followed by Panko breadcrumbs.  Panko are the best breadcrumbs, try them once and you will never go back to the regular ones.  Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes, flip, bake for another 10 minutes.  Put on top of linguine, place sliced mozzarella on top, sauce on top of that, and sprinkle with fresh grated parmesan.  A-mazing.  I promise :)

I am off to watch a little TV and then bed early for me.  I went out after work with some friends for drinks and had one giant beer.  It was at least 2 regular beers, and I ate tater tots, and I'm not feeling great.. wonder why??  Here's hoping I can run in the morning!  Have a great night :)


Will Burke said...

I'll take a "Bang-Bang" Wednesday! Or maybe Monday, I'll need the pick-me-up :)

Tina said...

I had to laugh at the "bang bang Wed" too. LOL

I have been feeling chilly at those temps lately too. It's madness. We just got our A/C fixed in our house and have the temp set at 79, but I will feel COLD many days.

Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life said...

I love bang-bang shrimp! And I love Bonefish for that matter- everything there is so yummy!

I'm in the mood for spaghetti now...I think it will be dinner tonight... but with meatballs instead of eggplant... you win ;)

Rachel said...

Will and Tina: I'm glad you enjoyed the reference :) And what's up with the stupid weather?? At this rate I will freeze to death if it ever goes below 70..

Brittany: I DIED over your egg sandwich pic today, so I guess we are even :)