Sunday, November 28, 2010
I guess it's an Italian thing because I'm a big believer in not throwing away ANY food (especially food that I've made) so when there are several leftovers around, I just combine them together into delicious creations like this, "leftover" sauce.
You can either use a sauce that you've already prepared and add to it, or you can start from scratch with:
- 1 can diced tomatos
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1.5 cups water
- 1 small onion, diced
- 12 garlic cloves, chopped
Use leftovers from the following:
- 1/2 green pepper, diced use leftovers from Stuffed Peppers
- kidney beans use leftovers from Mexican Bean Soup
- pinch of feta cheese use leftovers from Feta, Basil and Lemon Pasta
- Peas/Carrots mix use leftovers from Pan Seared Tuna with Peas & Carrots
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
- crushed red pepper
If you are starting from scratch, saute the onions and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes on medium high heat or until tender.
In a food processor, pulse the diced tomatoes 3 times, 2 seconds each. Add into a saucepan with tomato paste and add 1.5 cups of water.
Add in the onions and garlic and all other ingredients. Add a teaspoon of the following: crushed red pepper flakes, oregano, basil, salt, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Mix together.
Add 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and mix together. Cook on the stove for 20-30 minutes on low heat stirring frequently.
Serve with pasta and serve while hot.