Friday, February 19, 2010

Piperade sauce

Piperade sauce is a Basque treat based upon sweet green peppers, tomatoes, and onions.  It makes a great topping for spaghetti or other pastas.  The following recipe makes the perfect amount for one typical box (about 13 oz) of spaghetti.  The really nice thing about this recipe is that it's so fast to put together, if you start the water boiling for the pasta and then assemble the sauce, you'll finish both at about the same time!

Piperade Sauce

Olive oil
2 c peppers, mostly green, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/2 inch thick slice of ham, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
Salt and pepper

Saute the vegetables and ham in olive oil in a large saucepan.  Add the crushed tomatoes and spices.  Heat and serve over pasta.

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