Monday, September 05, 2005

Tomato Sauce


Tomato Sauce
Originally uploaded by Food Fanatic.

This is a good, all-purpose tomato sauce that can be whipped up in minutes, and tastes fresher than jarred.

1/4 Cup Olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
fresh or dried basil, oregano or other herbs
2 (28-ounce) cans whole tomatoes or 5 or 6 large fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped
Salt and Pepper

Heat the oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes to soften. Add dry herbs, if using. Add the tomatoes, crushing canned ones with your hand. Cook, stirring frequently, until the liquid is cooked down and the sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper and fresh herbs, tearing any large leaves. Adjust seasonings to taste. Cover and remove from heat until ready to use.
For The Lancaster News

2 comments:

Kitchen_Kitten said...

Frankly making your own tomato sauce is so easy I don't understand why anyone would buy the jar stuff. No preservatives and you can put as much garlic as you wish. It's as easy as falling off a log. "Can't cook" isn't excuse. Cooking just takes love and patience.

Great blog!

karen said...

I hear ya!