Saturday, May 29, 2010

Solar Puttanesca Sauce

Puttanesca is a classic Italian pasta sauce. It's easy to make and very tasty. Today's batch was entirely cooked in the Sun Oven, including sauteing the garlic. The ingredients are olive oil, minced garlic, anchovy paste, strained tomatoes, olives, capers, and crushed red pepper. So many people are turned off by anchovies and capers, but in this sauce the anchovy paste is dissolved in the oil and the capers are minced, if you don't tell anyone they won't know they're there.

Puttanesca Pasta Sauce

2 Tbs olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp anchovy paste
3 cups strained tomatoes, preferably Pomì
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted, roughly chopped
1 1/2 Tbs drained capers, finely chopped
1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper

Put oil, garlic and anchovy paste in a a dark enameled pot and place in Sun Oven. Sauté until garlic is fragrant. And strained tomatoes, olives, capers, crushed red pepper. Cover and simmer in Sun Oven for approx. 40 minutes. Serve over pasta with freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, wow! I'm going to definitely try this. I'm one of those people put off by anchovies and capers, so this will be a great taste test, for me. Thanks for the recipe!