Brown sugar and cinnamon in a pasta dish sounds strange, but why should it when tomato sauces can have a fruity savory taste too. I have enjoyed this dish a number of times and served it to choice friends who either enjoyed it also or at the least choked it down politely. This time, I cooked the sauce with about half the stock, using vegetable instead of chicken, and added more if needed along with some of the pasta water. A teaspoon of cinnamon is a bit eccentric even for me. I added just a pinch which I think works nicer as a subtle hint with lots of black pepper. To make it even stranger I add some mild cheese.
Rating: 4.0 stars
Brown sugar in a pasta sauce might seem a bit strange to most Australians but why should it when tomato sauces can be sweet and savory too. I have enjoyed this recipe a number of times over the years pretty much as it is written and served it up to guests who either enjoyed or at the least politely choked it down.
Weirdly.. I love this combination! Maybe it's the combination of things I love! Skip the cinnamon if you think it's odd. I used acorn squash instead and it still tastes so good.
just made this recipe and to my taste, it's weird. Was trying it out for company Memorial Day and glad I tried it out first. There are better pasta recipes out there!