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Happy Valentine’s Day with Valetino in the Kitchen

February is that time of year when we celebrate the month of “LOVE” with Valentines Day. Here at The Marble & Granite Fitters Cairns we have our very own Valetino!

Valetino is a proud 3rd generation stonemason from Roman decent. The “LOVE” of natural stone is in his blood! Val is a family man and he embraces his spare time by spending it with his loving wife, and four children. He enjoys sharing his signature pasta dishes with family and friends… buon appetito!

Quickest SUGO

(Sugo meaning; Tomato Sauce)

The Ingredients

• Olive Oil
• 4 Cloves of garlic, peeled and finely sliced
• 1 onion (Optional)
• 1 bunch fresh basil, leaves picked and torn
• 3 x 400g good quality tinned finely chopped tomatoes
• sea salt
• freshly grounded black pepper

The Method

1. Place a non-stick frying pan on the stove and pour in 4 generous splashes of olive oil.
2. Add onion, and garlic, stir gently and once it begins to colour lightly, then add the basil and the tomatoes.
3. Season the sauce with salt and pepper. As soon as it comes to the boil, reduce the heat to simmer for 10 minutes to concentrate the flavours. Before serving discard the basil and garlic. It will be ready when it’s the perfect consistency for any pizza or pasta dish, and most of all a candle night dinner for your loved one.

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