Kiss From a Rose (Rose Sauce)
Ingredients1 h 25 m servings 344 cals
- Cut all the leaves away from the artichokes to expose the hearts.
- Trim the artichoke stems, and scoop out the fibrous center with a grapefruit spoon or small paring knife.
- Mince 1 artichoke heart, and coarsely chop the second. Set the artichoke hearts aside.
- Place the roma tomatoes, round tomatoes, and tomato sauce into a blender; pulse several times to mix, then blend the mixture until pureed, about 30 seconds.
- Pour the tomato mixture into a large saucepan, and stir in the tomato paste and garlic until smooth.
- Heat over medium heat, and stir in the artichoke hearts, 1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes, Italian seasoning, oregano, marjoram, and salt.
- Bring the sauce to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Pour about 1/2 cup of the simmering sauce into a small bowl, mix in the liquid smoke and 1/4 cup of sun-dried tomatoes. Stir this mixture back into the saucepan.
- Pour the heavy cream, sweet white wine, and Parmesan cheese into the sauce and stir to combine. Bring the sauce back to a simmer, and cook until the cheese has melted, about 10 minutes. The sauce should be a pink color with red patches from the sun-dried tomatoes.
- Cook's Note
- The use of liquid smoke flavoring reduces preparation time by not requiring the need to fire-roast the tomatoes. While fire-roasting is not needed, the added flavor is desired.
- The use of a sweet white wine reduces the need for sugar and also provides a nice flavor from the wine. Wine substitution: the addition of 1 teaspoon of sugar or to taste is recommended. I prefer the flavor of the wine to be subtle; no harm in adding another 1/4 cup!
Per Serving: 344 calories; 30.8 g fat; 14.6 g carbohydrates; 5.2 g protein; 110 mg cholesterol; 712 mg sodium. Full nutrition
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Good recipe, however I cooked the artichokes first and used the cooked leaves as garnish arranged like flower petals around my pasta bowl. I only used 2 cups heavy cream and added a bit more sug...
Recipe Group Selection: 08, February 2014 ~ I thought the sauce had good flavor, but DH, not so much. I made a half batch of sauce in the morning and slowly reheated it in the evening and adde...