Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
This sauce is not a traditional Italian sauce, but don't let that stop you -- the surprise of fresh ginger in a tomato sauce is utterly delicious. This is a great sauce to make ahead and reheat when you need a really quick meal. To make this sauce even quicker, you can serve it unpureed or unmilled -- but I think the extra step of smoothing it out better distributes the ginger flavor. This sauce is superb with spaghetti or any long, thin, dried pasta. Recipe by David Rosengarten
- 3⁄4 cup minced shallot
- 2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter
- 2 cups diced peeled fresh ripe tomatoes (if necessary, you may use an equivalent amount of canned tomatoes)
- 1 pinch sugar
- salt, to taste
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 1⁄4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
- Cook the shallots, ginger, and garlic in the butter in a medium skillet over moderate heat for 4 minutes, stirring.
- Stir in the tomatoes and the sugar, and gently simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Put the sauce through a food mill or puree in a food processor or blender until smooth.
- Toss with hot pasta and parsley leaves.
- Serve immediately.
- This recipe yields 4 servings, enough sauce for 1 pound of dried pasta.
We had this last night over linguini! So refreshing and unbelievably delectable!!! Thanks so much for sharing this! I think I am going to try the sauce in as a lasagna sauce next week. I think that I will use spinich or zuchini, lots of garlic of course and ricotta, maybe some mushrooms. Can't wait! Again thank you for a recipe that I will prepare for friends and use for years to come!
Refreshingly different, super simple pasta sauce, which we did enjoy.
This was different than a typical pasta sauce and it was a very nice change. I used canned tomatoes, pureed it, and served it over spaghetti. I eagerly await the arrival of fresh tomatoes this summer so I can give it a try with fresh instead of canned.