Spaghetti with Olives and Tomato SauceFrom pinkpasta 9 years ago
- 1 pound dried spaghetti shopping list
- 1/4 cup olive oil shopping list
- 1 1/4 cups mixed olives, pitted and halved shopping list
- 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes, plus more if desired shopping list
- 3 cups tomato sauce, RECIPE FOLLOWS shopping list
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese shopping list
- 1/2 cup basil leaves, shredded shopping list
How to make it
- In a large pot, bring 6 quarts of salted water to a boil. When water comes to a boil, add pasta, stirring constantly for the first minute to help prevent spaghetti from sticking together. Cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes.
- In a large saute pan, heat oil. When almost smoking, add olives and red pepper flakes. Saute for 3 minutes over medium high heat. Reduce heat to low and carefully pour in tomato sauce and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Drain pasta in a colander, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water. Add pasta to the sauce and toss to coat completely. Add pasta water if you need to thin out the sauce a bit. Plate pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese and basil
- SIMPLE TOMATO SAUCE
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 (32-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
- 2 dried bay leaves
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, optional
- In a large casserole pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until soft and translucent, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add celery and carrots and season with salt and peppr. Saute until all the vegetables are soft, about 5 to 10 minutes.Add tomatoes and bay leaves and simmer uncovered on low heat for 1 hour or until thick. Remove bay leaves and check for seasoning. If sauce still tastes acidic, add unsalted butter, 1 tablespoon at a time to round out the flavors.
- Add 1/2 the tomato sauce into the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. Continur with remaining tomato sauce.
- If not using all the sauce, allow it to cool completely and pour 1 to 2 portions into freezer plastic bags. This will freeze up to 6 months.
- Yield: 6 cups
The Cookpinkpasta Upstate, SC
The Rating3 people
Love the pasta must be the Italian in me that brought me to this wonderful recipe
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OMG...can't wait to try this one either!!!!! LOVE olives!sparow64 in Sweetwater loved it
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