Wondering what do with those all beautiful tomatoes that are starting to ripen in your garden or all those luscious tomatoes you see beaming at you at the farmers' market? Try this super easy recipe for tomato sauce! I made this recently made this at my night at Community Tap and Table and am now using it on everything- pizzas, ravioli, or my current fav- throw a dollop of the tomato sauce and a some goat cheese on some sliced baguette, pop it in the broiler for a flash and bam!- you've got some tasty grinds to munch on while relaxing in your backyard.
Tasty Tomato Sauce (recipe adapted from Community Tap and Table class)
Fresh Basil, torn into small pieces
Fresh Garlic, peeled & diced
Salt and pepper
* Tip: Handle tomatoes with care, don't store them in the fridge (it slows the ripening process) and don't process them in metal, the acids can react.
- Bring salted water to boil.
- Cut crosses in the non stem side of the tomato and blanch in the water. Blanch means to put them into the boiling water for about 15 seconds, then drop them into a bowl filled with ice and water for another 15 seconds. Then when you lift them up, grab the skin from the crosses you cut and peel them. Peel over the pan you're going to sauté in.
- Once they're added, sauté them with olive oil and garlic. Add in basil, oregano and salt & pepper to taste. Simmer down until cooked to desired consistency. The longer you cook it, the smoother & "saucier" it'll get.