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Recipe: Pasta with peas, two ways, by Beverly San Filippo and her dad

By Andrew Z. Galarneau

Here's two ways to cook the home favorite pasta and peas, from Beverly San Filippo, the News July Cook of the Month.

Dad’s famous macaroni and peas

3/4 cup chopped spanish onion

4 ounce can tomato sauce

1 large can peas

4 ounce can water

1 dash garlic salt (optional)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 dash pepper (white or black)

3 tablespoons white sugar (secret ingredient)

1/2 pound pasta, ditali, ditalini, small shells or small elbow macaroni

1/3 cup vegetable oil, preferably Wesson

Sauté onion in oil till limp (not brown). Add the rest of the ingredients except the pasta. Cook uncovered over medium/high heat for 15-25 minutes. After peas have cooked 10 minutes, mash with potato masher (while they’re cooking).

Cook pasta in another pan. Drain. Mix half the pasta with the peas. Serve the remaining pasta as a side dish for everyone to add as desired.

Serve with grated cheese if desired.

(Recipe of Anthony San Filippo, of Buffalo.)

Revised recipe, by his daughter Beverly:

Delicious macaroni and peas

1 cup chopped spanish onion

4 tablespoons Wesson oil

15 ounce can Hunt’s tomato sauce

15 ounce can DelMonte peas

15 ounce can water

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon pepper (white or black)

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons white sugar (secret ingredient)

1 pound pasta, ditali, ditalini, small shells or small elbow macaroni

Sauté onion in oil over medium heat till limp (not browned). Add the rest of the ingredients except the pasta. Cook uncovered for 25 minutes (set your timer).

After peas have cooked 10 minutes, mash with potato masher, about 10 strokes (while the peas are cooking). Lower the heat to medium and cover for the last 10 minutes. Cook pasta in another pan. Drain pasta and mix half of the pasta with the peas. Serve the remaining pasta as a side dish to add as desired.

(Beverly said: "I like to serve this delicious quick meal in a pasta bowl with romano cheese over the top.")

email: agalarneau@buffnews.com


 

 

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