Every cook needs a little menu magic once in a while - something that turns basic into best. A versatile sauce that complements your family's favorite meals is one way to do it.
Whole Onion & Fresh Tomato Sauce takes only 20 minutes to make. Whatever fresh tomatoes you have on hand - cherry, heirloom, plum, beefsteak - will work just fine in this recipe. The chopped tomatoes, along with roasted red bell peppers, garlic, fresh herbs and tender, slightly sweet-tart Holland-style onions from Aunt Nellie's, result in a tasty, chunky sauce that's destined to become your go-to, timesaver recipe. Just quickly saute the garlic, then add the onions and remaining ingredients for a recipe that is practically no cook.
Adaptable to any dish
This flavorful sauce can be used in a number of ways. It's a perfect pasta partner, tossed with angel hair or spaghetti, or spooned over ravioli or tortellini. Finish with shredded Parmesan cheese, if you like. Add an additional layer of flavor and a fresh burst of color by topping
plain grilled or sauteed chicken or fish (tilapia, halibut, cod) with the sauce just before serving.
Use these pantry-staple onions to provide a subtle pop of flavor (and extra vegetables) to other favorite dishes including soups, stews and sauces.
Aunt Nellie's Whole Onion & Fresh Tomato Sauce
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 (1/2-cup) servings
1 jar (15 ounces) Aunt Nellie's Whole Holland-Style Onions
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup white wine, chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers or sweet piquante peppers
Chopped fresh herbs (such as basil, thyme, oregano, chives)
Drain onions; discard liquid.
Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat until hot. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add onions and wine; cook 2-3 minutes or until most of liquid has evaporated.
Stir in tomatoes and peppers; heat through. Stir in herbs, as desired.
Note: To serve, toss sauce with cooked pasta. Or, serve over grilled or sauteed chicken breast or fish, such as cod, tilapia or halibut.
Nutrition information per serving: 100 calories; less than 1 g protein; 9 g carbohydrate; 4 g fat; 260 mg sodium; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g dietary fiber; 0.62 mg iron; 1539.78 IU vitamin A; 11.10 mg vitamin C.
Source:(Family Features) Seneca Foods
Visit www.auntnellies.com to find more delicious ways to use onions and other jarred vegetables in your menus.