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Old 08-21-2008, 01:37 PM   #11
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Just out of curiosity, what do you use when you make tomato sauce sicklyscott?
That's exactly it, I DON"T make tomato sauce This will be my first time. My father has made it several times but he's far from a "foodee". This is the first summer in NJ where i've had my own garden so I'd like to give it a shot.

Thanks for all your replies everyone, keep them coming!
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:42 PM   #12
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I'd be tempted to try Katie's SS. The others are all good but she has the most exact instructions, which is good for a "first time". Also, she didn't just make this once - she has been making it for years...which, in my book, equates to it must be good if she keeps making it!
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:48 PM   #13
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Just out of curiosity, what do you use when you make tomato sauce sicklyscott?

Here's my recipe. I take my stock pot out to the garden. I fill it with tomatoes. Then get another half a pot of bell, Hungarian wax and whatever other peppers I have growing, onions and garlic, lots of garlic. That way I know I have enough. Then I will wash and core the tomatoes. Cut them in half or quarters. Clean all the other vegetables and chop it up with some fresh oregano or basil Then with a case of beer and a TV nearby I place all the ingredients in the pot (washed and cleaned of course), add about a pint of water to prevent scortching and set it on the grill or my turkey fryer cooker and let it all begin to cook down. After about 2 to 3 hours I will strain it and let it cook some more. When the beer runs out it is about done. Then I will let the sauce sit overnight and decant the clear liquid off the next day. I will freeze it in 1 lb freezer bags. This is my basic tomato stock and I can't think of a better way to spend a late summer afternoon.
....as long as you don't decide to add a little to the recipe as my dad was known to do this. We kids didn't care because that meant we'd get McDonalds which was always a treat.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:13 PM   #14
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So last night I made the recipe that Katie (I think thats what her name is) posted a link to on page 1. I took 3 lbs of my garden tomatos, seeded them and then roasted them in the oven for about 30 mins as suggested. After putting them in the blender and what not the sauce seemed a little runny so I let it simmer for a bit. I then decided to make this a pasta sauce and added some turkey sausage with the casings removed, some fresh oregano, parsley and a bit more basil, let that simmer for about 30 minutes, crumbled up the sausage and added about 1/4 bottle wine, then let that simmer for another 15 minutes. The sauce tasted wonderful!

Next time around I'm going to add another lb of tomato and try and use less of the liquid.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:21 PM   #15
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I usually use the roasted tomatos and use it at a base.

end up hitting it in a pot with some more garlic, some type of pork fat, sausage pepperoni, ground beef etc.....
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So last night I made the recipe that Katie (I think thats what her name is) posted a link to on page 1. I took 3 lbs of my garden tomatos, seeded them and then roasted them in the oven for about 30 mins as suggested. After putting them in the blender and what not the sauce seemed a little runny so I let it simmer for a bit. I then decided to make this a pasta sauce and added some turkey sausage with the casings removed, some fresh oregano, parsley and a bit more basil, let that simmer for about 30 minutes, crumbled up the sausage and added about 1/4 bottle wine, then let that simmer for another 15 minutes. The sauce tasted wonderful!

Next time around I'm going to add another lb of tomato and try and use less of the liquid.
Glad you liked it, Scott. It's not meant to be a thick sauce, just a "foundation" or "building block" to use in other recipes or as a good start for a pasta sauce as you already discovered. I like to eat it right out of the jar.

Any time a recipe calls for canned tomato sauce, I use this sauce instead. It's amazing how it gives life to the recipes I use it in. Have fun with it.
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