I was mildly surprised at how well this special tomato sauce came out. The star anise flavor is very subtle. I got many compliments and positive feedback from this pasta. Some Italians even questioned if I were a spy. Aw shucks.
This Housemade Spaghetti is with Lobster Claws & Knuckles in a Star Anise Tomato Sauce, garnished with Micro Oxalis (Wood Sorrel). Of course, everything is made in-house, including the tomato sauce. We, chefs, don’t buy pre-made tomato sauces.