The ingredients for Giada de Laurentiis' spicy tomato sauce are 1 28-ounce can of crushed Italian tomatoes; 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt; a generous pinch of dried, crushed red pepper flakes; and 2 tablespoons of drained capers. Additional ingredients include 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 small onion, 2 garlic cloves and 1/2 cup of pitted black olives.
Rinse the capers before using them, mince the garlic and onions, and coarsely chop the olives. Add oil to a skillet set over medium-high heat. When the oil just begins to smoke, add the onions and the garlic, and sauté them for about three minutes.
Reduce the heat to medium, and add the capers, olives, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a dash of red pepper flakes. Saute the olives and capers for an additional minute. Add the tomatoes to the skillet, and simmer them until they are reduced, about 20 minutes.
This particular recipe is from Laurentiis' book "Everyday Italian" and the Food Network television series of the same name. Italians refer to spicy tomato sauce as all'arrabiata, which means "in the angry style." Laurentiis' recipe yields enough for four main course servings over a pound of pasta, such as penne or rigatoni.