Simple Pasta Sauce

The other night I was trying to think of what to make for dinner and all I had on hand was a pint of slightly wilted cherry tomatoes. So I decide to try my hand at a sauce from just tomatoes. I have to say I loved the result, not having a lot of liquid from the tomatoes allowed the wine to reduce into a delicious, almost sweet, thick consistency that offsets the fresh herbs wonderfully!
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lg garlic clove mince¬†
  • 1/2 shallot diced
  • 3 sausage links (I used Trader Joes chicken sausages)
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 tsp each fresh rosemary and fresh basil
  • pinch dried parsley and sage
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 3 kale leaves chopped

1) Heat 1 tbsp olive oil over med heat in a skillet

2) Throw shallots and garlic in skillet and let simmer until shallots are translucent, about 2 mins

3) Add sausage and brown, while browning add basil and rosemary

4) Add red wine and scrape browned bits

5) Add tomatoes, parsley and sage and kale, turn the heat to low and cover

6) Allow to simmer for 30 – 45 minutes

7) Serve over your favorite gluten free pasta!


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