I decided to make spaghetti the other night and do something a little different with the sauce. Normally I make my sauce with wine and red pepper flakes. However, I was fresh out of wine (no shame), and I had just bought three habanero peppers on a whim because I'm the adventurous sort. So, I decided to substitute the tang of the red wine with the zip of a plum, and I added a habanero to replace the spice of the red pepper flakes.
I was pleased with the outcome, and hope you will be too.
- 1 ripe plum
- 1 habanero pepper
- 1 tbs sugar
- 1 tbs water
- 1 tbs white wine vinegar
- 4 cloves garlic
- 3 small roma tomatoes
- 1 small white onion
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
- 16-18 oz tomato sauce
- salt to taste
Chop the plum, habanero, sugar, and water and combine in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. When the mixture starts to bubble, add the vinegar and garlic.
Let the mixture cook for about 10 minutes.
Chop the tomatoes and onions and add them to the plum mixture. Cook for another 5-10 minutes, then add the tomato sauce and chopped basil. The sauce should simmer for about 15 minutes.
Finally, add the salt to taste. Serve with your favorite noodles, and enjoy!