Monday, February 20, 2006

Tomato Sauce for Gnocchi all'Amatriciana

This is one of the first recipes I tried from my chrismas present, the Gourmet Cookbook. I didn't make my own gnocchi (yet!) but I did make this tasty sauce. It was really good, and I'll gladly make it again, both for Gnocchi and for regular pasta.

Tomato Sauce all'Amatriciana
adapted from the Gourmet Cookbook

1 tsp olive oil
140 g bacon, finely chopped
1 large red onion, finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
500 g crushed tomatoes
100 ml water
pinch of sugar
pinch of salt

Heat the oil in a small saucepan, and fry the bacon and onion until it has some color. Add the garlic. Add the tomatoes, water, salt and sugar, and let it simmer for about 30 minutes or until it has reduced a bit and thickened. Serve over freshly boiled gnocchi or pasta.

Tomatsås All'Amatriciana


Anonymous said...

Hi Anne, good to have you back. I was wondering if you were moving last weekend as you mentioned. Nice sauce for gnocchi. I prepared them lately but with another sauce. This one worths trying too. Hugs

Shannon said...

Sounds great, I'll have to try it. By the way, I've always had better luck using honey instead of sugar to cut the acidity in homemade sauce. It's mellower than white sugar.

And it is good to have you back!

Anne said...

Aww, thanks for missing me, you guys! I did feel a bit bad for not being able to post - this blogging is so addicting!

Shannon - great idea about the honey. I'll give that a go next time!

Anonymous said...

Don't feel afraid of making gnocchi, Anne, it's the easiest thing there is! Starchy potatoes, cook, mash, add flour until it holds together as a dough. Knead for 5 minutes. Roll sausages. Cut. Boil. :)

Enjoy with your great looking amatriciana sauce, or also great: crisp sage-butter.