Quick & Easy Tomato Sauce

Quick & Easy Tomato Sauce

When it comes to cooking, I come from the school of thought that less is more. The fewer ingredients, the easier it is to bring out flavors of key components. When I first saw this recipe, I cringed, anchovies in my pasta sauce, eww. I’m that girl who picks them off of a Caesar salad and dissects the dressing to make sure one doesn’t make it on my plate {at least to my knowledge}. But after using them in this simple tomato sauce, I am a convert. Seriously, you don’t taste them, but they add a perfect salty balance to a basic pasta topping. The rest of the ingredients are so simple, you should already have them on hand- luckily I found a tin of anchovies with capers, so no need to hunt down some of those in the grocery aisles. Try it once and hopefully together we can convert the anti-anchovy to at least the not anti-anchovy group.

Quick & Easy Tomato Sauce

4 zucchini, spiraled or your choice of pasta, cooked according to the package
Cooked sausage, browned ground turkey (your choice), optional
4 Anchovies
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Handful of capers
1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
1 can diced tomatoes
Salt and pepper, to taste
Olive oil
Parmesan cheese, to top

Quick & Easy Tomato Sauce

Heat a pan over high heat, then turn down to a medium heat. Add a generous amount of olive oil. Add and anchovies into the oil. The anchovies should start to disintegrate in the oil and the garlic gently brown and soften. Add a sprinkle of chilli flakes and the capers to the sizzling oil.

Stir well to combine all the ingredients around and fry for a minute. Add the canned tomatoes and let the sauce simmer, stirring now and then for about 10 minutes. Then remove from heat to cool.

If adding a protein, combine protein with sauce and serve over your choice of veggie spirals or cooked pasta.

Top with Parmesan cheese before serving.

Quick & Easy Tomato Sauce


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