We were in the mood for some ultra flavorful pasta, so we made a puttanesca sauce. The recipe that follows is not exact by any means as I did no measuring, but is more of a guideline for ingredients. We paired this with some garlic bread- yum! Clearly, we need a new camera.
Puttanesca Sauce Ingredients:
-1 small red onion, diced
-6 cloves garlic, finely minced
-1 tsp each of dried basil and oregano
-1/2 tsp each of dried thyme and red pepper flake
-1/4 tsp black pepper
-1/4 c red wine
-1 15 oz can of diced tomatoes
-1 15 oz can of crushed tomatoes
-1 c coarsely chopped olives (we used kalamata and green, and cut them in fourths)
-1/8 c capers and a little of the juice
-1 T brown sugar
-salt to taste
1. In a large pot, gently saute onion in olive oil over low heat until translucent and just slightly browned.
2. Add garlic, herbs, and peppers. Saute another minute or so. Then add the wine, tomatoes, olives, capers, and sugar.
3. Add salt to taste. Toss with your favorite pasta and top with a little nutritional yeast if you like. Drink a nice glass of that wine you used in the sauce and enjoy!