Thyme-flavored Tomato Ricotta SauceFrom lillyann 8 years ago
- 2 lb tomatoes (6 medium-sized tomatoes) shopping list
- 1 cup fresh whole milk ricotta shopping list
- 2 Tbsp olive oil shopping list
- Nice Bunch of fresh thyme shopping list
- 3.5 oz red onion, sliced thinly shopping list
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed shopping list
- 1 Tbsp sun-dried tomato paste shopping list
- A few sun dried tomatoes in oil (about 5) shopping list
- 1 Tbsp whole cane sugar (I used Rapadura) shopping list
- 1/4 cup dry white wine shopping list
- Piment d’Espelette (optional) From the basque country. Unique pepper) shopping list
- salt and pepper shopping list
- 14 oz pasta, tagliatelle, linguini or spaghetti shopping list
How to make it
- Boil the tomatoes for 1 min and rinse them under cold water. Peel and seed them. Dice them.
- Heat 3 Tbsp olive oil in a sauté pan and when hot, add the crushed garlic and sliced onions. Cook for a few min without browning.
- Add the tomato paste and cook for 1 min until well coated, stirring constantly.
- Add the tomato pieces and diced dried tomatoes. Mix and season with salt and pepper, and add the sugar. Cook on medium to low heat for 2 to 3 min.
- Add the thyme twigs and pour the white wine. Cook uncovered for about 20 min, on low to medium heat. Keep an eye so that you does not stick to the bottom.
- Remove from the heat and purée in a food processor.
- Add the ricotta and continue to mix to obtain a nice grainy cream. Check the seasoning and add freshly chopped basil.
- Cook your pasta following the instructions on your package and coat them with the sauce. Add more basil and optionally, some piment d’Espelette.