Monday, January 30, 2012

sun dried tomato spinach cream sauce...

This sauce is packed with flavor... it's rich and creamy and oh so good!
Serve it over any pasta... I chose mushroom and cheese stuffed ravioli.

Sun Dried Tomato Spinach Cream Sauce
1/2 medium onion, chopped or diced...
depending on how
big you like your onions in a sauce.
4 Tablespoons Butter
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Pinch of salt and pepper
8 oz jar Sun Dried Tomatoes in Oil (with or without herbs, whole or sliced), drained
1 Tablespoon minced Garlic
8 oz can Tomato Sauce
2 Tablespoons Flour
2 cups Cream or Milk
Handful or more of torn Spinach

~Heat 1 Tablespoon butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
~Add chopped onions and salt and pepper.  Saute until soft.
~Turn heat down to medium-low (important) and add the tomatoes, garlic and tomato sauce.
~Stir well and let simmer over low heat.

~In a separate sauce pan
over medium heat melt the other 3 Tablespoons butter.
~Add the flour and whisk until a paste is formed.
~Lower heat to medium-low and add cream.
~Whisk until thick, about 5 minutes.

~Add the cream mixture to the tomato mixture and stir until combined.
~Taste... add more salt and pepper to taste.
~Simmer for about 5 minutes.
~Add torn spinach and mix well.  It will wilt and reduce a bit.

~Serve immediately over your favorite pasta.