Spicy Tomato Sauce with Sopressata and Charred Zucchini

Spicy Tomato Sauce with Sopressata and Charred Zucchini
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Spicy Tomato Sauce with Sopressata and Charred Zucchini
Jane Bruce

Spicy Tomato Sauce with Sopressata and Charred Zucchini

Tomato sauce can often feel like a boring old weekday staple, but with this recipe you can literally spice it up. By adding the rich flavors of sopressata and charred zucchini with the unique tang of Sriracha, this is a sauce will definitely add a flair to the usual version.

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4
Servings
225
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Note: This sauce is intended to go with pasta, but could go over a meat or fish dish as well.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing the zucchini
  • 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 Cup sopressata, cut into quarters
  • 1 zucchini, cut into 1-inch discs
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 Ounce canned crushed tomato, preferably organic
  • 1 ripe tomato, diced
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons Sriracha

Directions

Put the olive oil, tomato paste, and 1/8 cup of the sopressata in a large cast-iron saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the mixture starts to bubble, for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, add the zucchini, brushed with olive oil and seasoned with a dash of salt, to a grill pan over high heat. Also cook for about 5 minutes, turning over halfway through. Set the zucchini aside. Add the crushed tomato, tomato, lemon juice, Sriracha, and a dash of salt to the saucepan and cook until it is hot, for 2-3 minutes. Add the sopressata and zucchini, cook for 1 more minute and then serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
47mg
16%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
21µg
3%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
10µg
11%
Calcium, Ca
10mg
1%
Choline, total
45mg
11%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
112mg
16%
Selenium, Se
15µg
27%
Sodium, Na
155mg
10%
Water
52g
2%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

Tomato Sauce Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Tomato Sauce Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.