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Peanut butter and tomato sauce

Most people don't believe that peanut butter goes with everything. Mostly this is because they haven't tried.

Until today one of the things I hadn't tried peanut butter with yet was pasta-style tomato sauce, so I couldn't be completely sure that it would work. I am almost sure that it goes with absolutely everything as long as you do it right, but I try to stay open to being proven wrong. My aunt didn't believe this would work; she was wrong.

Here's how I cooked it:
  • Olive oil
  • Cumin
  • Sage
  • Basil and/or pesto (the pesto I used was very simple, just basil and oil and pine nuts and salt)
  • Lemon
  • Balsamic
  • Soy
  • Mushrooms
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Peanut butter
  • Eddie reckons broccoli would be good too, and he's probably right - I don't end up buying it much, myself. Maybe tofu, maybe other random veg.
Fry the cumin, sautée the peppers, chuck in the sage, slice in the mushrooms, boil down the tomatoes. Stir in the peanut butter, it'll slowly melt and break down. Scatter in the lemon and/or balsamic vinegar, soy sauce is probably optional. Make it extra delicious with plenty of basil.

Don't use too much olive oil, especially if you're using pesto. Peanuts are amazing things, packed with all sorts of goodness, but man are they oily.

Serve with plenty of pasta, or some other starchy goodness of your choice.
Tags: pasta
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