Light Spaghetti with Homemade Sauce

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 40 min
Prep: 50 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 50 min
 
YIELD: 6 servings
LEVEL: Intermediate

ingredients

NONNA'S FRESH SPICY TOMATO SAUCE:
SPAGHETTI:
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Directions

For the sauce: Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Blanch the tomatoes in the boiling water for 1 minute, then transfer to a strainer. When cool enough to handle, peel the tomatoes and discard the skins.

Heat the olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the scallions, red onion and cherry peppers and saute until well caramelized, about 7 minutes. Add the garlic and saute another 2 to 3 minutes. Add the peeled tomatoes and crush with a potato masher. Add 1/2 cup warm water and stir in the basil, oregano and sea salt. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

For the spaghetti: Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and stir in the salt. Add the spaghetti and cook to until al dente or desired texture is achieved, about 8 minutes. Drain and serve with a generous ladleful of the sauce and a sprinkling of Parmesan.

PER SERVING: Calories 404; Total Fat 9 grams; Saturated Fat 1 gram; Protein 13 grams; Total Carbohydrate 70 grams; Sugar: 10 grams; Fiber 6 grams; Cholesterol 0 milligrams; Sodium 806 milligrams

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