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Friday, 8 June 2012

Easy Tomato Sauce with hot Italian sausage & anchovies

By: Miriam Borys
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion – sautéed until slightly caramelized
1 can anchovies in olive oil (50g)
2 stalks celery – diced
1 carrot – grated
1 pkg. hot Italian sausage (5) – removed from outer casing
¼ tsp. hot pepper flakes
1 tbsp. bouquet garni – dried herbs of choice like Italian seasoning)
1 bunch fresh basil
2 tbsp. tomato paste
½ cup red wine
2 Italian strained tomatoes (680ml ea.)
Sauté onion and anchovies until onions are slightly caramelized.
Add grated carrot(s) & celery and continue to sauté.
Add hot red pepper flakes if desired for added spice
Remove sausage meat from outer casing (skin) and sauté with vegetables and anchovies.
Deglaze the pan with red wine.
Add bottled tomato sauce and bring up to the boiling point.
Turn heat down and add fresh basil (optional) and continue to simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Serve on hot pasta or use in a lasagna, or over chicken for a tomato roasted chicken dish.

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