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Old 07-30-2006, 12:53 PM   #1
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Tomato sauce

I would like a recipe on a simple but well tasting tomato sauce which should be eáten along with pasta especailly spaghetti. Have you got any?

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Old 07-30-2006, 01:26 PM   #2
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What sort of tomato sauce do you like? Spicy or mild? With or without meat?

Do you want to use fresh tomatoes, or canned tomatoes, or canned tomato sauce as your base?
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Old 07-30-2006, 01:59 PM   #3
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Well I think I would like it to be mild. And concerning wheter the tomatoes should be canned or not I would prefer them to be canned, and it should be a sauce for pasta like Pasta Pomodro.
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Old 07-30-2006, 02:27 PM   #4
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I just made one. I don't really measure when I'm cooking. I just go by taste. I start out with what I think it needs and then taste and add more of this or that. I diced up some green bell peppers (1 small) and yellow onions (1 small) and sauted them in evoo with some minced up garlic (2 large cloves). Then I took a large can of Hunts Whole tomatoes and crushed the tomatoes in my hands into the pan ..... breaking up the tomato into pieces. I added the juice from the can also. I then added a small can of Hunts Tomato Sauce and Tomato Paste. I put in fresh chopped basil (I'd say about 2 Tbsp.) and fresh chopped oregano (I'd say about 1 Tbsp.). A couple really good pinches of kosher salt and a really good pinch of freshly ground black pepper. My fresh parsley didn't look so good so I added probably 1 tsp. dried parsley flakes, 1/2 tsp dried marjoram, 1/2 tsp dried thyme and 1 bay leaf. About 6 dashes of Franks Hot Sauce and a good pinch of sugar. Taste and see if you need to add more of any of the ingredients. You may or may not need a little more salt, sugar, pepper or hot sauce all depends on your particular taste. Personally, I like a spicer sauce but DH like a sweeter one so I compromise and make a mild sauce.

You can serve this over spagetti and top it with freshly grated parm. cheese. Or do like I did today and cook up some penne pasta and drain it and put it in a baking dish cover the pasta with some of the sauce and top that with a mixture of fresh cheeses. I used moz., parmesan and parm./reggi. Stuck that under the broiler until the cheese melted and was a toasty brown. Watch this closely when broiling it happens pretty quickly.

Enjoy!
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Old 07-30-2006, 02:47 PM   #5
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You can make a very simple Italian-style tomato sauce as follows (this is off the top of my head, so feel free to experiment).

Heat 2 Tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet or deep pot that's large enough to hold the finished sauce.

Peel and chop one medium onion, and add to the oil, saute until the onion is limp and translucent (kind of transparent).

Add two cloves of peeled, minced or crushed garlic and saute for 30 seconds.

Add one large can (24 ounce, I think) of chopped tomatoes with the juice from the can. Bring to boil and reduce heat to a simmer.

Add about 1/4 cup of chopped fresh basil and 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh oregano (or 1 tablespoon of dried basil and 1 teaspoon of oregano). For a simpler sauce, omit the oregano.

Add about 1 teaspoon of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Continue simmering until the tomatoes have just about completely fallen apart; add a little water or wine if the sauce seems to be getting too thick or dry.

Serve over cooked pasta with plenty of freshly grated parmesan or Romano cheese.
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Old 07-30-2006, 03:20 PM   #6
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Please use the search button. There are already many threads on here about tomato sauce with many recipes:

How do you make tomato sauce?

Spaghetti Sauce / Red Gravy/ Tomato Sauce

How can I prevent bitter tomato sauce?

Tomato Sauce Recipes?

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...t=tomato+sauce

Tell us about your Favorite Tomato Sauce

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...t=tomato+sauce
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Old 07-31-2006, 07:56 AM   #7
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Thank you FryBoy I will try that.

And I am sorry about breaking the rules of the forum.
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Old 07-31-2006, 03:26 PM   #8
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And I am sorry about breaking the rules of the forum.
For me, it's not so much about that. You don't have to be sorry. I really want people to be able to educate themselves better about food and about cooking. Not just knowing how to create a dish from a recipe, but knowing the how and why behind the process and getting a better understanding of flavors, control, etc. etc. Because there is so much information on here, and because many people are not going to post the same thing twice, I just don't want anyone to miss out on anything. I mean anyone can learn the "what", but I think that the "why" is just as, or even more important in many cases.
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:12 AM   #9
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My sauce get a little to watery (there is too much water, water from the can) in my opinion. What can I do about that?
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:41 AM   #10
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The longer you simmer the sauce the more water will evaporate.
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