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Siena Sauce

Siena Sauce


Prep Time:
15 minutes 
Cook Time:
15 minutes 
Serving Size:





Ingredients

  1. 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  2. 1 Tbsp garlic, chopped
  3. 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  4. 1/2 cup green olives with pimiento, chopped
  5. ¼ cup small capers, rinsed
  6. 1/2 cup red wine
  7. 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  8. 29 oz can tomato puree
  9. 1/2 tsp salt
  10. 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  11. 2 medium red bell peppers, cut in 1-inch pieces
  12. 1 Tbsp sugar
  13. 2 fresh sweet basil leaves, chopped

Procedures

  1. HEAT olive oil in a small sauce pot; add garlic and sauté for one minute (do not brown). Add bell peppers and sauté until al dente. Add olives and capers and stir. Add red wine and bring to a boil. Add remaining ingredientsexcept basil.
  2. BRING to a boil, reduce to low heat and simmer for approximately 30 minutes. Add basil to sauce and stir well; remove Siena sauce from heat.
  3. SERVE over your favorite pasta.
  4. GARNISH with chopped basil, if desired.

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