Teresa Giudice’s Skinny Italian Recipes!

Not only does Teresa Giudice heat things up on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” but she knows how to spice things up in the kitchen.

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Keep reading for Teresa’s “Skinny Italian” recipes!

Arrabbiata, The Angry Sauce
Arrabbiata is one of the spiciest of Italian sauces. If you prefer less spicy, only use 1/2 teaspoon of the red pepper flakes. Serve over penne, linguini or spaghetti.

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon crushed hot red pepper
3 1/2 cups “The Quickie” Tomato Sauce (page 117)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the hot pepper.

2. Stir in the tomato sauce, lemon juice, and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until lightly thickened, at least 15 and up to 40 minutes. The longer it simmers, the hotter the sauce. If the sauce gets too thick, stir in a little water. Just before serving, stir in the parsley. Serve hot, as a pasta sauce.

Basic Tomato Sauce AKA “The Quickie”

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
One 28-ounce can imported Italian plum tomatoes, broken up, with their juices
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil

Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the tomatoes and their juices and the tomato paste. Bring just to a boil.
2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the basil. Simmer to blend the flavors, about 10 minutes. The end.
SKINNY ITALIAN by Teresa Giudice. Copyright © 2010. Published by Hyperion. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.

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