Monday, September 7, 2015

Fagan Eats Paleo Recipe: Spicy Tomato Butter Sauce

Spicy Tomato Butter Sauce

Are you in the market for a great sauce for your Paleo-friendly "pasta" alternatives like zoodles or spaghetti squash?  Well then, do I have the recipe for you.  It's so crazy simple and packs such a flavor punch that you won't be buying jarred sauce again.  

So, the idea for this recipe came many years ago, when I used to be a big fan of listening to books on CD in my car.  One of the audio books that was recommended to me was the biography of Marcella Hazan.   I soon learned that Marcella Hazan is the Julia Child of Italian cuisine, with her cookbook, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking. 

Marcella Hazan is known for her no-nonsense approach to traditional Italian cooking.  She authored numerous cookbooks.  Her recipes are clean and uncomplicated.  Above all, Marcella hates, hates, hates garlic presses.  Essentially, Marcella introduced the United States to Italian food just the way Julia Child did with French cuisine.  

So, this recipe was adapted from one of her recipes for Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter. When I bought her cookbook many years ago, I selected that recipe to try because it was so simple. It had a depth of flavor that was surprising considering its few ingredients.  

I adapted her recipe and made a few changes as I've made it through the years.  Again, it's simple and easy to make, just like hers with tons of flavor.  I really love this recipe, and I hope you all enjoy!
Spicy Tomato Butter Sauce
by Jamie Miller
Keywords: saute entree ancestral gluten-free nut-free paleo primal soy-free tomato Italian fall spring summer winter
This is a recipe for Spicy Tomato Butter Sauce.
  • 3 cups canned whole tomatoes (or strained) or 2-3 pounds of fresh plum tomatoes (blanched with skin removed)
  • 5 tablespoons of grass fed butter
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
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  • Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan and cook over medium-low heat (no cover) for 45-55 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Then puree until smooth and adjust salt and pepper seasoning to taste.
  • Hope you enjoy!

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