Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tomato Sauce Recipe

I like making a tomato sauce from scratch when we have pasta and I've found a fairly quick, easy and delicious recipe that I always go back to. It's from the Joy of Cooking (one of my all time favourite cookbooks). Any recipe I've ever tried has been delicious. That makes it a winner in my kitchen!

Tomato Sauce:

Heat in a large skillet over medium heat:
2 tbsp. Olive Oil

1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small carrot, finely chopped
1 celery rib with leaves, finely chopped 
2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley

Cover, reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are very soft, 15 to 20 minutes.

Add and cook, stirring for about 30 seconds:
2 small garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp. chopped basil, rosemary, sage or thyme

Stir in:
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes with their juice (or 1 3/4 pounds of fresh tomatoes peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped)
2 tsp. tomato paste
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste

Simmer uncovered until the sauce is thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Pass through a food mill if desired.

And Enjoy!

Source: Joy of Cooking (Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ethan Becker) 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting that. I'm always interested in a great tomato sauce recipe.


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