Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Super Simple Uncooked Sauce

Every cook should have a few simple pasta sauces in his (or her) back pocket, and uncooked sauces are the simplest of all. Basically an uncooked sauce is a mix of things that taste good together stirred into the hot noodles (sometimes with a bit of the cooking water) and mixed until the heat of the pasta forms them into a simple sauce. Of course you could go even easier with olive oil, chopped tomatoes and herbs, or pesto for example. Tonight I gathered together ricotta, parmesan cheese, minced red onion, crushed red chiles, and chopped capicola (coppa) a dry-cured cold cut or pork and spices famously from the area around Naples (and in this case in the Italian deli pack from Costco).

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