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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sweet Tomoato Pepper Sauce

When you find out how easy this is, you will ask yourself "why am I using this crummy store bought crap?" It is sweet and delicious, and super easy. So let's get started.

1 Red Pepper (finely diced)
1 Sm. Onion (finely diced)
3-4 cloves Garlic
3 TBLs Minced Fennel Fronds (optional)
2 sm Cans Crushed Tomato's
2 TBLs Tomato Paste
1 pinch crushed red pepper
salt and pepper (s&p)

1. Get a large sauce pan, and heat up a bit of oil (grape seed or olive) Saute' up the peppers and onions until they are fragrant and yummy. (s&p) Add in your yummy garlic and bloom it until fragrant. You can add in some yummy fresh herbs here; use Parsley, Basil or Fennel (as I chose to) be creative and make it yours.

2. Here is where you add a couple cans of crushed tomatoes. Yes I would prefer fresh garden tomatoes, but hey it's still too cold, so here we go. (s&p) Add your tomato paste and a little red pepper for a touch of heat. Now you reduce your pan to low, and let it simmer; low and slow.

 I usually will taste it and make sure it's seasoned properly. Let it cook for around 20 minutes, covered. until you like the way the flavors have melded together.

Serve on pasta, (or cabbage *wink) spaghetti squash, or some grilled veggies... Some delicate white fish or chicken...the possibilities are endless.

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