Red Wine & Rosemary Sauce over Linguine

"A recipe I clipped several years ago from Cooking Light magazine that my family enjoys very much. This is a very different tasting red sauce and is fairly quick to prepare. This is a great sauce to make when you find out you have last minute dinner guests arriving as it is fast & easy, yet elegant. I take a veggie peeler and slice off thin peels of fresh Parmesan cheese as a garnish on top and stick a sprig of rosemary in the top of each portion. If I have any fresh basil, I also shred a few leaves and sprinkle some over the top. Crusty bread is a must with this. Doubles well."
Red Wine & Rosemary Sauce over Linguine created by WaterMelon
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  • Before you begin, measure out all of the herbs& seasonings into a small bowl and set near the stove to add when needed.
  • Heat a deep saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add oil and garlic and saute for about 30 seconds.
  • Add onions, and saute about 3 minutes, stirring the whole time to keep from burning.
  • Add wine,honey,tomatoes,tomato paste, and the dish of herbs& seasonings you blended earlier.
  • Bring to just a simmer (just started to bubble under the surface- but not boiling), then cook 20 minutes uncovered or until thick- lowering heat if needed to keep it from boiling up.
  • You may wish to set a lid partially over the pot to help keep splatters to a minimum- and also stir occasionally.
  • Serve over hot cooked pasta.

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  1. Sassy J
    Amazing flavored sauce and ridiculously easy. Brilliant.
  2. Lise S.
    Red sauce made in 45 minutes wouldn't be so good without so much sweetner added but when pressed for time this is the best red sauce I have had in awhile. Loved it with whole wheat linguine and a good amount of grated parmesan. It looked beautiful in the simmering pot. I think all that honey gave it a really nice sheen!
  3. KLBoyle
    This sauce is pretty good. I doubled the rosemary and still couldn't even tell it was there. I will probably make this again, just adding more rosemary. Thanks for sharing :)
  4. Laureen in B.C.
    this was a really nice sauce. enjoyed the red wine flavor but thought it could use a bit more spice
  5. spiritussancto
    reduced a little more then called for and added an extra 1/4 cup of wine at the end. also increased rosemary to 2 tsp and basil to 3 tsp. added a touch of salt and pepper. nice smoky flavor. don't skip the real grated Parmesan! trust me! update: this time i was trying to save some of the parm for another projects so i also added some grated sharp light cheddar-this works just as well!



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