Tom and Georgia

Tom and Georgia
50 years of marriage this year September 2017

Thursday, July 29, 2010

SIMPLE ITALIAN TOMATO SAUCE


Ingredients:
3 tsp.  olive oil
3 garlic cloves (smashed, peeled, and minced)
1 tsp. dried or fresh basil (chopped)
½ tsp. oregano
4 to 6 cups fresh Roma tomatoes (cut into 1 inch pieces)
Salt and pepper 

Put olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook about 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Add basil, tomatoes, salt and pepper (to taste). Turn to medium high heat and when the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and allow to simmer until it cooks down and thickens--- uncovered. 
Remember to stir occasionally so it doesn't stick to bottom. With a fork or I use a large slotted spoon, mash the tomatoes down as they cook so it can be smooth.
I add a tsp. of sugar to cut down the acidity.   It's okay if the sauce is a little chunky.  Sometimes I put it in the food processor to make it smoother. 
When it is finished in the food processor, it has the consistency of  tomato puree mixture .
This may be used
to make a pizza or over pasta. Hope you enjoy it!

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