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Monday, October 15, 2012

Spicy Hot Tomato Oil, The Recipe

I received messages from people regarding the Spicy Hot Tomato Oil I had made last week with our Spaghetti Squash. The recipe was found via Pinterest from a guy who recreated the famous oil based on Syracuse restaurant, Pastabilities. The original blog post by Moxie the Maven was somewhat difficult to follow, so I cooked it again last night and took notes to clear up some of the fail to mention measurements. Regardless of its authenticity, the sauce came out delicious! A must try for any pasta dish that could use an extra kick. The quantity is decent, so prepare to save and serve later or perfect to use for a party as a bread dip appetizer!
Crushed tomatoes - 2 cans
6 cloves Garlic
2 cups Olive Oil
A Lot of Crushed Red Pepper, 1 tablespoon
1/2 a chopped onion
Dried Oregano, 2 tablespoons
Cumin, 1 tablespoon
Salt, 1 teaspoon
Sugar 5 cubes
Breadcrumbs, sprinkle
*Sriracha sauce

Add two cups of olive oil to a deep pan on medium to high heat. Add the minced garlic and crushed red pepper to the pan and stir. Cook for a few minutes until the oil has turned a brown toasted color. Add the onion and saute for about 5 minutes, stirring on occasion. Throw in 2 big cans of Italian crushed tomatoes. I used Cento's San Marzano whole tomatoes and manually ripped them apart in the sauce. Add the dried oregano and cumin and let it sit and gently simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Add the sugar and salt (I used sugar cubes since I was out). Lightly sprinkle and mix in breadcrumbs if the sauce is not thick enough. Be careful not to add too much. Add a teaspoon of Sriracha, mix and check the flavor and add more to your liking.



  1. thanks making it now, going to try it with roasted tomatos, jalapena, and other peppers and see how it tastes thanks, also adding fresh basil

  2. i have made this many times! always a success. The only thing i do to make sure that the oil and tomatoes are evenly distributed between the jars i make is to us an immersion blender. its rich, spicy and delicious on many things.