Monday, February 6, 2012

Linguine with Tomato and Cream Sauce

Not cream . It's cream cheese .

The decadently rich yumminess that makes my stomach expand but can't stop myself adding it to my savoury dish , too tsk !

Hey ! I used 850 grams of fresh tomatoes heh! So maybe that would offset some of the calories ^o^"

I wish .

Since today is the last day of Chinese New Year I have an excuse .

And 'tis the end of the lai see giving hee hee But be generous , I'm still accepting hahahaha

I'm planning to roast the tomatoes but I'm too hungry to wait for 45 minutes for it to cook . I made this sauce for less than 10 minutes .

850 grams fresh tomatoes , cut in half
280 grams minced pork
500 grams linguine
150 grams Philly cream cheese
1 cup loosely packed cilantro , chopped
8 small shallots , sliced thinly
4 T tomato paste
4 cloves garlic , minced
1 tsp chili flakes
5 chicken franks , sliced
some sliced ham
some ground black pepper
some Italian seasoning
salt and sugar to taste

* Boil pasta . Reserve 1 cup of pasta water .
* Heat some extra virgin olive oil , add half of the shallots and garlic , fry until fragrant . Add in the tomatoes , let simmer until bubbly then add a dash of Italian seasoning , half of the chopped cilantro , sugar , salt and black pepper , stir to combine . Cook until tomatoes are very soft . Set aside .
* In a pot or  a wok , heat some evoo , fry the remaining shallots and garlic until lightly brown then add in the ground pork , fry until pork changes color then add in the chicken sausage and ham . Add a dash of black pepper and chili flakes , stir to combine .
* Pour in the tomato sauce , the reserved pasta water , tomato paste and cream cheese , stir well and adjust taste . Add in the pasta , stir thoroughly and add in the remaining cilantro and some black pepper .
* Serve hot .


  1. This is also one of my favourites. Looks very delicious, can't wait to try it!

  2. looooks goooooooooooooooooooood.... slurp!!!

  3. I have seen people cooking savoury dishes with cream cheese. I want to try,too. I have spreadable cream cheese that come in small tubs.Can I use that?

    1. @ Balvinder , yup ! you can use that , just reduced some liquid that you're going to add ;)

  4. Oh my, I do believe I'm drooling...lol

  5. This looks delicious, I like both the meats that you included in there. Also, the mix of the cream cheese and the tomato paste was a very creative move. It really does make me want to try this-with or without an excuse! Have a great day!

  6. Wow! Love everything in there, Anne! I just ate dinner but simply looking at your linguine makes me hungry again!

  7. look so yummy.. definitely not a good idea for me to be looking at this before i go to bed.....

  8. whoah! cream cheese..it's going to be fattening man...haha! never mind, enjoy first!

  9. oooo that looks delicious anne....my son would love this....bookmarked :)

  10. This looks delicious and your photos are fabulous, makes a person hungry.

  11. Oh, I love pasta with a cream sauce...irresistible!

  12. Cream cheese in pasta...Yum! This is a delicious way to celebrate your last day of CNY.

  13. Very pleasing to the eye and tummy. :D

  14. This looks really amazing. I think pasta is such a wonderful comfort food. I could eat it every day.

  15. I agree, need to offset the cream cheese in every recipe. haha