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That's a Spicy Sauce


Don't you love winter tomatoes? Bright yellow and red cherry tomatoes against a dull, dead yard brings joy to the heart. Deciding what to cook with these cherished beauties takes days to decide. Testing out of the non ordinary dishes is scary. Fearful of failed recipe leads to safe boring dishes.  Not wanting to be boring, I went crazy with Spicy Cherry Tomato Sauce.

Modifications Made: 
One heaping teaspoon of red pepper flakes replaced jalapeno.  Harissa, tomato paste, and cilantro were omitted.  Seasonings were limited to Hungarian paprika and salt.  Sun gold replaced cherry tomatoes.

Scaled for Likability: Great
Let me say it was a good thing there were gobs and gobs of butter potatoes to offset the heat of this sauce.  And to think, only red pepper flakes were added.  Not jalapenos and harissa.  Then there was the sweet red onion, sweet red bell pepper, and sweet orange carrots to help, too.  If there had not been all this sweet and starchy potatoes, the sauce would have been scratched as it was SO spicy.

Alas, there was and all worked out great.  Besides, nothing says great like homegrown tomatoes.  And I am NOT even a fresh tomato fan.  All tomatoes have to be cooked and cooked small.  That is what made this sauce so perfect, it was saucy not chunky.  With less red pepper flakes and a dash more salt, this sauce would have been great placed over a pan seared fillet of fish or even made into a spaghetti sauce.  It was very good.  Just spicy.

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