Authentic Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe

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How to make real Italian tomato sauce?


  • Wash, and core tomatoes. ...
  • Place whole tomatoes in a large pot and drizzle 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over tomatoes. ...
  • After about 15 minutes give the tomatoes a stir (I use a fork to do this), ensuring not to break them up. ...
  • After 15 minutes, take a fork and fish out a tomato from the bottom. ...

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What is the secret to a great Italian tomato sauce?

  • Soffritto is the first step of the most part of Italian sauces.
  • Soffritto means minced vegetables sauteed until soft and translucent.
  • Commonly, Soffritto is composed of a mixture od onions, celery, carrots, and garlic. ...
  • Some recipes require just onions.
  • The vegetables are cooked in extra virgin olive oil or butter, depending on the recipe.

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How do you make Italian tomato sauce?

  • fill your blender half way with rough chopped tomatoes.
  • Blend, then simmer in a 4q sauce pot for an hour.
  • add wine, basil, salt, sugar, and 2Tbs minced garlic and simmer 20 more minutes.
  • finish with Parmesan cheese if you like.

What is the best tomato for making sauce?

“San Marzano tomatoes are one of my favorite tomatoes to cook with for sauce, mainly because of their low acidity, their density, and the very few seeds they contain,” Arrington says.

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