Friday, February 4, 2011

Homemade Tomato Sauce

This was my first time making tomato sauce from scratch. Ever since I learned to make pasta from scratch, I became determined to make tomato sauce using fresh ingredients to go with my fresh pasta. Unfortunately, my pasta maker broke two weeks ago that I couldn't have this homemade tomato sauce over some freshly made pasta. But anyhow, I still made tomato sauce from fresh tomatoes and mixed them with the store bought thin spaghetti, topped with grated parmesan cheese, and garnished with chopped fresh basil. It did still came out pretty good but I'm sure fresh pasta could have made it even better. 

4 lbs tomatoes, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2/3 cups basil, chopped
salt to taste

1. Place tomatoes in a large pot and cook on a high heat until the tomato softens.
2. Meanwhile, saute the onion and garlic in a skillet until the onion is translucent. Add the sauteed onion and garlic to the tomatoes. Stir, cover, and cook for 2 minutes.
3. Add the basil in the pot and let it come to a boil. Turn the heat off and let the sauce cool for 15 minutes.  Blend the tomatoes in the pan with a hand blender for 1 minute, then simmer for 2 hours or until the sauce is thick.
4. Mixed this fresh tomato sauce with your favorite pasta. Enjoy!

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