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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Chris's BONUS Week Fifty Recipe: Spicy Kalamata Sauce

I had leftover kalamata olives from our department potluck this week, and I decided I wanted to use them in a pasta sauce. This sauce is really a modified puttanesca sauce without anchovies or capers. The amounts on the spices are approximate.

Spicy Kalamata Sauce

1/2 onion, chopped
5-6 cloves garlic, minced
olive oil
1-28 oz can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
1/2 t dried basil
1/2 t dried oregano
1/2 t dried marjoram
1/2 t crushed red pepper
3/4 c chopped kalamata olives

Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil. Add the remaining ingredients. The longer you let this simmer, the better it's going to taste.

Would I make this recipe again? I certainly would, but I wouldn't serve it to my mother, not with all that garlic!


  1. You could serve it to me! I LOVE garlic!

  2. That sounds amazing - full of so many of my favorite ingredients!

  3. This sounds right up my alley! I may be trying this out soon.