Monday, 19 May 2014

Home made Italian Style Tomato Sauce .... Kitchen Basics

Making The Terrific Italian Style Tomato Sauce. This recipe I learnt from VAH CHEF and the recipe turned out so well. I dedicate this recipe to Sanjay.  How to make a good Tomato Sauce and the secret really comes down to fresh high quality ingredients and a lot of love! This is a basic recipe that you will be able to use for many recipes like Pizza sauce or Pasta sauce or Spaghetti Squash. This is a simple recipe with not too many ingredients so you can truly taste the fresh Tomatoes which make this sauce so incredible!

Ingredients for Italian Style Tomato Sauce :

8 no's - big ripe Tomatoes
3 Tsp - Olive Oil
1/4 cup Chopped Capsicum/bell pepper (optional)
4 to 5 clove Garlic Chopped     
1/4 tsp - Peppers Crushed (optional)
1/2 tsp - Oregano
1/2 tsp -  marjoram
1/2 tsp - dry Basil 
1 tsp - Salt
1/2 tsp - Sugar

To prepare Italian Style Tomato Sauce :

1. Make X mark on tomatoes with knife and blanch with hot boiling water for just 30 sec then take the tomatoes and put it in cold water. With this process u can peel off the tomatoes skin easily. Chop the blanched tomatoes finely and keep it aside.
2. In a pan, put olive oil, garlic pieces, capsicum fry for a wile or capsicum gets tender then add chopped tomatoes, salt and sugar and cook tomatoes gets tender and juices evaporate to right consistency.
3. Add crushed pepper (optional) add herbs - Oregano, marjoram and dry basil and cover the lid and cook for 5 more min.
4. Italian Style Tomato Sauce is ready to use. U can use it as Pizza sauce, or Pasta sauce or Spaghetti Squash...

Tips / Notes:

·        U can use tomatoes by making it puree instead of chopped ones.
·        U can use Butter instead of Olive oil to enhance the taste.
·        U can prepare this in bulk quantity and store it in Freezer. You will need to allow the sause to thaw for 30 minutes before using it as pizza sauce / pasta sauce / Spaghetti Squash...

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