Thursday, April 06, 2006
the Very Best Real Tomato Sauce
Now the secret to this is slow cooking. You really have to do it on a day where you're going to be home and you can be around to stir this once in a while. (Note that it does not take much watching or work.)
Cut up one clove of garlic and put it in a pan with about a quarter cup of olive oil. Then you put the tomatoes in (cut in half, face down) and cook on low - medium -low until completely mushy. (This way, if you want, you can lift the skin off the tomatoes when they're cooked.)
When they are mushy stir, and add a teaspoon of sugar, a half a teaspoon of salt, and a half a cup of red wine. (Drink the other half - lol)
Then cook & stir some more until it starts looking almost creamy.
You can add sliced smoked ham, parmasian cheeze, basil, cooked onions, or some cooked ground beef to this recipe and make spagetti sauce, or use it to make lasagna. Or just drizzle it over some fresh noodles and enjoy with a nice glass of red wine!