Spicy Red Sauce with Olives

A nice change, this spicy red sauce is quick and easy. You can spice it up or down, as you like.

  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed and finely chopped
  • ¼ to ½ tsp. hot red pepper (cayenne)
  • ¾ to 1 kg. fresh tomatoes (28 – 32 oz. canned), finely diced
  • ½ tsp. salt (omit if using salted canned tomatoes)
  • 1 T. capers
  • ¼ cup olives, sliced
  • Additional Salt and Black Pepper to taste.

Heat the olive oil in a large deep skillet; add the garlic and red pepper, fry for 1 minute while stirring. Add the tomatoes and ½ tsp. salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and cook covered for 10 min. (5 min. if using canned tomatoes). Stir occasionally. Tomatoes will become a pulp then add the olives and capers. Cook for a few minutes more; then add salt and black pepper to taste.  If you don’t want a chunky sauce, you can blend it.

Serve with 500 g. (1 pound) pasta. Top with fresh parmesan at the table


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