This was a nice way to get back into the groove. In Everyday Italian this recipe from Giada is a repeat of her Marinara Sauce, and then just add olives.
Well, first you have to let them swim in a little olive oil.
Let me just tell you about these olives. GDL says to use mixed olives. I was pretty excited to hit the olive bar. Much to my surprise, the Publix in my new neighborhood didn’t have one. I’m a little olive-impaired and wasn’t sure which direction to go in. I wound up picking the basic black olives, and then the Sicilian style seemed appropriate. Of course I had to go with one more, so I picked up the Lindsay Naturals California Green Ripe. The label says they are buttery and melt in your mouth and for once there’s some truth in advertising. Yum-O.
Toss in some fresh basil at the last minute and dinner is served.
This time I used fire-roasted tomatoes. I didn’t really notice a difference, but I am looking forward to the leftovers with some spaghetti squash tomorrow.
Eat Well and Savor.