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Super Simple Sicilian Spaghetti

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This recipe improves the longer it set; leftovers will taste magnificent!

Ingredients

1 box (8 ounces) thin spaghetti
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (preferably corn oil)
1/2 stick butter
1-1/2 teaspoons hot water
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cumin powder

Instructions

Cook the spaghetti per package instructions, being sure it is well cooked. During that time, slowly stir the hot water into the tomato paste until it is an even, thin sauce. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder and cumin powder to the sauce, stirring and blending well. Sauce may be thinned by adding a few drops hot water or thickened by adding a pinch of tomato paste. Set aside. Drain the spaghetti and heat the vegetable oil in the same pot, on a high flame for a few minutes until very hot. Carefully remove from heat, hold the pot away from your face, and quickly add the sauce. Be careful! It will sputter a bit. Return it to a high flame and stir constantly. You will see the sauce bubble and cook in the oil. Continue for about two minutes, then add the butter. Lower the heat to low and stir constantly. Continue to simmer the sauce lightly for another minute after the butter has melted. Add the drained spaghetti to the sauce and thoroughly mix it, so the spaghetti is evenly coated. After this, immediately remove from heat and cover the pot. Let stand for five minutes, then serve. Excellent with freshly grated parmesan and/or romano cheese.

Rev. Dr. Antonio Hernandez
East Moline



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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