Monday, August 30, 2010

Dinner Fail & a Delicious Recipe

I'm sure that the recipe below, when prepared correctly, is delicious. Even when prepared incorrectly it was still tasty just packed a very big punch. My mistake was misreading tsp as tbsp. Normally this wouldn't make too big of a difference but when dealing with crushed red pepper it was a big mistake. Arrabiata sauce, called angry sauce, is a classic tomato sauce with a heat fueled by crushed red peppers. Instead of adding a little kick, my mistake had our sauce packing a whomping punch. It was still edible but had my nose running because of the heat. Stick with the tsp recommendation and this will be delicious!

This recipe is from Confections of a Foodie Bride, at

Fiery Arrabiata Pasta Sauce

3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup onion, chopped
1/4 tsp rosemary, dried
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp crushed redpeper flakes
28 oz can of tomatoes
parsley to garnish (optional)
Parmesan to garnish (optional)
cooked pasta

Add the onion, garlic, EVOO and butter to a heated sauce pan and saute until the onions are clear. Add rosemary, salt, black pepper, red pepper, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Pour sauce over cooked pasta and garnish with parsley and grated Parmesan. Enjoy!