Tuesday, March 6, 2012

"Meatless" Zucchini Pasta Bolognese

While i was doing my morning routines - reading any updated blog post from my favourite blogger, the "Zucchini Lasagna with Bistik Flavors" from Mochachocolata Rita attracted me so so so much!!

I am one of the healthy-junkies in this earth :p 

Inspiration come to mama... Ding!! Zucchini Pasta Bolognese!! 

Thinking of meat? hmm.. I am not really a big meat eater... 

 I decided to use tempeh as the substitution of minced meat, Deal!!! 

"Meatless" Zucchini Pasta Bolognese
Serve 2
3 Zucchini
1/2 Red Onion (or White Onion)
400 gr of tinned Whole Peeled Tomatoes
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 block of Tempeh (from a packet of 250 gr)
Enough water to boil Zucchini Pasta
Grated Parmesan Cheese for garnish

1 tsp Vegetable Stock 
1 tbsp Raw Sugar ( or adjust according to personal taste) - i like mine sweeter 
Dash of Black Pepper 
Dash of Nutmeg Powder *optional*

1. Zucchini Pasta
  • Peel off the skin of Zucchini using a peeler
  • Thinly slice Zucchini (i sliced as could as possible to imitate the form of fettuccine)
  • Heat up pot of water, wait until it is boiled thoroughly, add in Zucchini
  • Boil for 1 minute only*
  • Drain excess water, set aside
*Avoid boiling too long as it will soften the Zucchini and causing it lacks of texture

2. Bolognese Sauce
  • Mashed Tempeh with cleaned bare hand ( you can use a fork for hygiene issue)*
  • Heat up non-stick frying pan with oil
  • Saute Onion until slightly fragrant
  • Pour in tinned Tomatoes, simmer in medium low heat for 3 minutes (or until it boils)
  • Add in mashed Tempeh, and cook for further 3 minutes
  • Add in all seasoning ingredients, taste - adjust as you like : )
  • Turn off heat
* I don't mind using my bare hand as it will ended up in my own stomach, haha...

Arrange Zucchini Pasta on a clean plate and pour enough of Bolognese Sauce - as desired...

Sprinkle with grated Parmesan Cheese... a little bit won't break the scale!! : ) 

Finally, grab your fork and enjoy this vegetarian, gluten-free and guilt-free meal!!! 

Happy Cooking!!!

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