Garden Tomato Sauce
In the summer, there's nothing better than homemade, fresh garden tomato sauce – perfect for your favorite pasta dish!
cups (5 lbs)
peeled, seeded and diced plum tomatoes
extra virgin olive oil
crushed red pepper flakes
chopped fresh basil
To peel the tomatoes, bring a large pot of water to boil.
Slice an X on the bottom of each tomato.
When boiling, drop the tomatoes in the water to blanch 1 to 2 minutes, or until the skin cracks.
Quickly remove from the water and let them cool a few minutes until they are cool enough to handle, the skin will come right off.
Dice the tomatoes fine.
Heat the oil in a heavy pot over medium heat. When hot add the garlic and saute until golden brown.
Add red pepper flakes and cook 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Partially cover and cook low heat 25 minutes.
Add the basil and remove from heat. I like it chunky, if you like it smooth, you can puree part of the sauce after. Serve over your favorite pasta.
Makes 6 cups
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