Fiery Pasta Sauce

I know I am a chicken of spicy foods,but for those who like a good, spicy sauce, this is just for you.

  • 12 regular tomatoes or 20 roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 x 5 1/2 oz. tin tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. each of dried basil and oregano leaves
  • 2 tsp. red hot chili flakes
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. of sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil

Cut an x in the bottom of the tomatoes and put several of them at a time into a pot of boiling watr. Boil for about 30 seconds. Repeat until all done.

Use a slotted spoon to remove from the water and peel the skins off and coarsely chop. Discard the skins. Place the tomatoes in a large pot and add the oil, garlic and onions. Stir until the onions are very soft. (about 15 minutes).

Add in the tomatoes with all the juice and seeds, tomato paste, dried basil, oregano, chili flakes and salt. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and partially cover. Stir often until it becomes thick and the flavour develops (1 hour). Taste and add the sugar. Stir in the fresh basil, serve over long pasta such as spaghetti or spaghetini

To make this an adult sauce, add a splash of vodka and some heavy cream. Stir in and  watch your guests roll their eyes in pure delight. HA!

Pour a glass of red wine, add a crisp salad, garlic bread and a few friends. What a great way to share an evening meal. Yummy.

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