If you think that K-Sauce is only about foods from south of the border, you've not yet tried this delightfully satisfying recipe that gives pasta a unique zing!
2 cups stewed tomatoes, chopped
3 Tbl. butter, divided
3 Tbl. K-1 Keenan's Original Hot Sauce (or to taste)
1-1/2 Tbl. flour
1 cup light cream (half and half)
Salt to taste
1/2 lb. fusilli or rigatoni, cooked
Cooked Italian sausage or shrimp (as a side)
Melt 1 Tbl. of butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the hot sauce and sauté for 1 minute. Add the chopped tomatoes and simmer for 15 minutes.
In a separate saucepan, melt the remaining 2 Tbl. butter over medium heat. Add the flour and cook until it is golden, stirring constantly with a whisk.
In a microwave, heat the cream but do to let it boil (about 20 seconds). Add the hot cream to the flour mixture and stir over a low heat until the mixture thickens.
Combine the cream and tomato mixtures. Add salt to taste. Spoon the sauce over the pasta and serve immediately, with Italian sausage or shrimp if desired.