Food Revolution Putanesca Sauce

May 17th, 2011 1 Comment Tags: , ,

At my husband’s request, my sister made this amazing sauce for Good Friday dinner, making it an EXRA-Good Friday!! I love company who not only partake in a family meal but who pitch in as well. As a hostess, I welcome all the help I can get and never feel too proud if someone offers to bring something. Bring it on!! It’s even better when it tastes so good with leftovers to spare!!

Ingredients
12 plum tomatoes (fresh or canned)
6 Tbsp olive oil
3 minced garlic cloves
9 scallions, chopped
3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
3/4 cup black olives, finely chopped
3/4 cup artichoke hearts, chopped
3/4 cup white wine
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound of spaghettini or capellini pasta (or whatever pasta you prefer)

Instructions
Puree the tomatoes and set aside. In a large frying pan over moderately high heat add oil and saute garlic and scallions until softened. Add sun-dried tomatoes, olives, artichokes and continue to saute for 2-3 minutes. Add wine and prepared tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Stir to mix well, reduce heat to moderately low and let simmer for about five minutes, then remove from the heat.

About 20 minutes before meal-time cook pasta in boiling water until al dente (about 5 minutes or so). While this is boiling heat your sauce up to a simmer. Once the pasta is done and drained add to your sauce and serve. May add parmesan cheese depending on your preference.

Commentary
There is an explosion of flavour with every mouthful.  This sauce will make plain ole pasta into a blue ribbon winner. Feel free to make this the day before serving and refrigerate until you need to warm it up. May also make a larger batch and freeze to use too.

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  1. [...] Clare’s Putanesca Sauce – Gotta love the bite in this batch perfected by my older sister. It’s fabulous over capellini noodles, topped with a sprinkle of zesty parmesan cheese. [...]

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