Tis the season for tomatoes, tomatoes and more tomatoes. Sometimes it seems as if it is raining tomatoes. Tomatoes are so very versatile and I love cooking them in all my food recipes, but I also love eating them raw. Some would argue only a particular tomato type should be used for sauce, but I say try them all as tomato sauce is only as good as the other items you toss in. I have never found a tomato to date that has not gone well in a sauce. What I do try and make certain of is that the tomatoes are fresh, free of bruises and are nice and ripe which means they are bursting with flavor. Never use a rotten tomato as it will jilt the taste of the sauce. We were out shopping and found that trays of tomatoes were only $5 and this was such a deal I could not pass it up. IN addition, my dad had given me baskets of tomatoes so I became the tomato sauce making queen over the last few week. Lavishly live garden fresh tomato sauce making out loud with me as I share my recipe of how to make homemade tomato sauce. Manga Bene!
What You Will Need
Garlic (an entire box) Salt Pepper Olive Oil Bunches of Basil Bunches of Oregano Fresh Tomatoes(by the case as they cook down and dissipate) A large Sauce Pot Wine( a cheap bottle) Tomato Paste A Blender (Mine is a Ninja for the ultimate cooking experience)
Gather Your Ingredients
Tomatoes cut into chunks, fresh basil, oregano, garlic cloves peeled and left whole, salt, pepper, wine.
Add To Blender
Tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, wine. Blend
In A Separate Pot
Place Olive oil, garlic cloves, salt, pepper and oregano and basil as well – this is in addition to that which was placed in the sauce portion of the Ninja Blending. Brown the garlic and allow all to season. Remove browned garlic, and remove all from heat to avoid spattering when adding freshly prepared sauce from blender.
The sauce from blender as well as the browned olive oil and cook for about one and one half hour. Add one can of paste as well as one can of water. For thicker sauce add one additional can of paste. Lavishly live fresh tomatoes out loud with this easy to create homemade Italian tomato sauce.