Tag Archives: red sauce

Uncle Steve’s Arribiata Sauce

I have a soft spot for celebrity pasta sauce. First, I think jarred sauce is pretty generic so most any attempt to dress it up is likely to yield positive results. Second, I totally buy the notion of the pressured … Continue reading

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Recipe: Easy Chicken Cacciatore

Easy Chicken Cacciatore is a variation of the easy pasta technique in which we undercook the pasta, then let it absorb the sauce. Serves 4. Ingredients: 1 ½ c cooked chicken, diced 1 T Kosher salt 12 oz dry pasta 12 … Continue reading

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The secret to cooking pasta

The secret to cooking pasta for good tasting Italian dishes is to undercook it, then finish in the sauce so it absorbs lots of saucy goodness. For an easy twist on this, dump a can of chopped clams with the juice into … Continue reading

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Recipe: Baked Ziti with Clams alla Diavolo

Portions: Entrée to serve 4 Ingredients: ½ lb ziti or penne or similar pasta salt 16 oz marinara sauce (I use Casa Visco, an upstate New York brand) ½ onion, finely chopped 2 T olive oil 2 T lemon juice … Continue reading

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Our salami satisfies everybody (the red sauce topic)

I have been trying ever since I arrived in Upstate New York to understand the appeal of the “red sauce place”. This is a neighborhood restaurant that serves a limited menu of Italian-American staples, and many people are passionate about … Continue reading

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Recipe: Classic Red Tomato Sauce a la Marcella Hazan

This is the classic red tomato sauce as you make it when tomatoes are at their peak. Wonderful for pasta or pizza. Ingredients: 10 pounds San Marzano tomatoes 1 ½ cup each finely chopped onion, celery and carrot Extra Virgin … Continue reading

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