Ginger n’ Spice Tomato Sauce | RougailleIf there is one recipe that reflects the Mauritian potluck of global flavors, this is it. Rougaille. Let’s take a walk through the flavors of this unusual sauce – I have a feeling you just might make friends. First, imagine a simple, homemade tomato sauce. The deep red goodness smells sweet and fresh. This sauce can be found in homes all across the world. Tomatoes, onion, garlic. Standard fare. Until you take a bite. Then you realize, this is more complex than you could have ever known. This “rougaille” is … unusual. First, there’s a hint of the French influence – a smattering of parsley, thyme, and even the optional splash of white wine. Then there’s the African influence – calling for hot chili peppers – as much as you can stand. Finally, the flavors of India and remote parts of Asia are represented with bold layers of ginger and cilantro. Outrageous and fine.
Servings Prep Time
2-4people 15minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4people 15minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cook onion in oil over medium heat until softened. Add the garlic, ginger, and chili peppers. Deglaze with white wine, if using.
  2. Next, add remaining ingredients and simmer until thick and saucy all at once – about 30 minutes (more if you used wine). Serve over rice. I added browned sausage and shrimp for a bit of extra oomph.
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Recipe Copyright Sasha Martin, Global Table Adventure. For personal or educational use only. This recipe and hundreds more from around the world may be found at www.GlobalTableAdventure.com.

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