Summer's here and it's that Tomato time of year again! I love all things tomato...and I've created this yummy sauce to preserve, or use tonight.
Pasta Sauce: Ingredients
Oil Poached Tomatoes (super easy, click for the recipe)
1 tbsp sugar (optional because sometimes garden tomatoes are sweet enough on their own)
Salt to taste
Fresh basil, chopped
1 large red onion chopped
2 tbsp of red wine vinegar, or ½ cup red wine
2-3 serrano chiles chopped (optional)
You can also add a little vodka and cream whole simmering for a delicious addition to the sauce. (About 1/3 cup of each).
Add 1-2 tbsp olive oil to large pot
Saute onions, basil and peppers until onions are translucent.
Pull the tomatoes from oil and add to food processor along with the 2 tbsp of olive oil from the poached tomato mixture, all of the garlic and herbs (stems removed) from the mixture. Whirl until just chopped.
Add to onions and basil, then add sea salt to taste.
Simmer on the stove for about an hour, up to several hours, covered on low. This makes the richest, sweetest most intensely flavored pasta sauce! I use it for lasagna, but you can use it for any pasta.
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