Friday, January 21, 2011

The Spicy Tomato Sauce

This recipe is loosely-based on a recipe from Gourmet I found on Epicurious.

Spicy Tomato Sauce
1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes
1 large onion (diced)
3 garlic cloves (minced)
2 tbsps unsalted butter
28 ounce can of plain tomato sauce
2 dried red chilies
3 sprigs fresh thyme

Heat a small pot of water until boiling. Add sun-dried tomatoes and remove from heat. Soak 30 minutes.

During the soaking process, soften the onion and garlic over low heat in the butter. Stir occasionally. When soft, add the canned tomato sauce, thyme, chilies, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 30 minutes. During the 30 minutes start your pasta boiling. Cook according to directions.

Drain pasta, remove sauce from heat, and spoon over pasta to serve.

Sun-dried tomatoes are a favourite of mine.

The onion. 

Tomatoes soaking. 

Diced onion and minced garlic. 

The tomatoes after a half hour. 

Softening onions and garlic. 

My wine for the evening. Only $8 and incredibly good. 

The final product was spicy, but not overly so, with a bit of an overpowering tomato flavour. I might try whole, peeled tomatoes next time. 

Your soundtrack for this entry: Black Sabbath - Paranoid.

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