It has been my foodie dream to learn about sauces. When I found 400 Sauces-Dips Dressings Salsas at a thrift store, I could not wait to start testing out the recipes and truly learn all about sauce-making.
Do not go light on the spiciness of this recipe. It is a very simple and basic sauce and will need that extra bite from the heat. Add what you think you would be comfortable with and enjoy!
I should have used the spicy salami but I found one that was completely beef but not spicy so I went with that instead.
Also, I used a large 28 oz can of diced tomatoes instead of fresh.
You will need: 300 g/11 oz dried tortiglioni pasta, 1 finely chopped onion, 1 finely chopped celery stick, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 1 fresh red chili, deseeded…
… 1 large 28 oz can of peeled and chopped tomatoes, drained, 2 tbsp tomato puree…
… 2/3 cup red wine, 1 tsp sugar, 175 g/6 oz spicy salami, 2 tbsp chopped parlsey and freshly grated Parmesan.
Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large pot and add onion, celery, garlic and chili. I just used half of a Thai chili I had but next time I would use more. Cook gently, stirring frequently until softened, about 10 minutes.
Add tomatoes, tomato paste, wine, sugar and season to taste.
Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer gently, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes. I then removed my chili.
If it gets too thick, add some water. While this is cooking away, cook your pasta. When pasta is ready, add your chopped salami to the sauce.
Heat through and season to taste.
Drain your pasta and toss with some of the sauce.
I can not wait to dive into more sauces! Is there anything better than noodles and sauce? I don’t think so!