Advertisement

Salsa Palermitana (Palermo-Style Sauce)

November/December 2009

Your rating: None Average: 3.4 (62 votes)

This wine-based sauce of cherry tomatoes, olives and capers gets a tangy punch from plenty of lemon. Serve over pasta or grilled or roasted fish. Have some warm, crusty bread on hand to soak up any extra sauce.



READER'S COMMENT:
"My sauce did look like the picture but it took me more than 25 minutes for it to reduce. Too much lemons and wine... A bit disappointed! "
Salsa Palermitana (Palermo-Style Sauce) Recipe

Makes: About 6 cups, for 12 servings

Active Time:

Total Time:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, preferably Sicilian, divided
  • 8 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 6 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 cups white wine
  • 3 lemons, quartered
  • 3/4 cup Nocellara olives or other big green olives, such as Cerignola, pitted
  • 1/4 cup capers, rinsed
  • 8 sprigs fresh oregano, plus 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped oregano leaves
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Heat 1/4 cup oil and garlic in a Dutch oven over medium heat until the garlic is lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, wine, lemons, olives, capers and oregano sprigs; bring to a simmer. Cook over medium heat (reducing the heat as necessary to maintain a simmer, not a boil) until the sauce has reduced to about 6 cups, about 25 minutes. Add the remaining 1/4 cup oil, chopped oregano and chopped parsley. Remove lemon quarters and oregano sprigs. Season with salt and pepper.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

163 calories; 11 g fat (2 g sat, 8 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 263 mg sodium; 241 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 2 fat

Nutrition Note: Vitamin C (20% daily value), Vitamin A (15% dv).


More From EatingWell

Recipe Categories

20 minute dinner recipes
Advertisement
more smart savings
Advertisement
Get a full year of EatingWell magazine.
World Wide Web Health Award Winner Web Award Winner World Wide Web Health Award Winner Interactive Media Award Winner