Thursday, August 23, 2012

Inspired by Delicious' Napolicious

One of our favourite dishes at Ms Read's Restaurant, Delicious in Malaysia has got to be Napolicious. It's a creamy tomato based sauce which is simply satisfying (as seen in the picture below). Of course, when we can't simply have an order of Napolicious since we're here in Melbourne. We decided to try our hand at making our own rendition of that dish. Ours is probably a simpler version and looks like it lacks sauce compared to the restaurant's version but I'm pretty sure there's enough flavour in this one that would make you finish all your spaghetti.
Ingredients: (serves 3)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • bacon (however much you prefer)
  • 1 medium sized onion (diced)
  • 1 large carrot (diced)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (finely diced)
  • 150-200ml of cream
  • dried rosemary and thyme 
  • salt and pepper
  • handful of cheese (cheddar, mozarella or 3 cheese slices)


  1. Fry off the bacon till its crisp and the fat has rendered. Put it aside.
  2. Leave the bacon fat in the pan and fry the carrots and onions with the fat. So sinful but full of flavour.
  3. Once the onion and carrots are almost cooked, add the can of tomatoes with the herbs and half a can of water and let it simmer till the carrots are cooked. 
  4. Once the carrots are cooked and the sauce is slightly reduced, add the cream, cheese and 3/4 of the bacon. 
  5. Mix well and season with salt and pepper. 
  6. I recommend tossing your pasta into the sauce instead of just pouring the sauce on top. It coats every piece of pasta and you won't be covered in pasta sauce when trying to mix it on your plate.

Garnish the pasta with the leftover bacon and some chopped parsley to give it some freshness. 

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