A simple tomato sauce recipe is a staple in every kitchen. It is a canvas that can be used on its own, or used as a base for other great sauces. Here is a great recipe straight out of Italy that is simple to make.
Makes 3 quarts
1 cup Olive Oil (Olio brand recommended)
12 cloves garlic (whole)
4 28oz cans whole peeled San Marzano Tomatoes (Carmelina brand recommended)
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
2 teaspoons fresh ground Sea Salt
4 teaspoons white sugar
Heat an enameled dutch oven (Le Creuset or similar) over medium heat for a few minutes. Add olive oil and garlic to the pan. Swirl for 5-10 minutes until garlic cloves are golden. Remove from heat and add red pepper flakes. Swirl for about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and return to heat. Stir. Bring to a simmer. Add sea salt and sugar. Leave uncovered and maintain simmer for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Use handheld blender motor (Braun or similar) and insert into simmering sauce. Blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth, or desired consistency level. Cover and maintain simmer for about 1 hour more, stirring occasionally.
Taste and adjust any seasoning as needed. The sauce should have a fresh tomato flavor, with a hint of sweet and spice. It is great over any pasta on its own, or as a homemade pizza sauce. Use it as a base for other italian sauces such as tomato basil, arrabiatta, four cheese, and tomato vodka cream sauce. These recipes coming soon to the Sello Blog.
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