If you have a garden or have a neighbor, friend, or family member with a garden I’m sure you will see an abundance of tomatoes over the next few weeks. Here is a simple way to make homemade sauce. I will also share tasty meals to use up the sauce. I made a small batch but if you have more tomatoes by all means double the recipe.
6 large tomatoes- quarter large ones and half small ones
1/4 of an onion or 1 shallot bulb
2 small cloves of garlic or 1 large clove
Small palm full of dried oregano and parsley
1 small palm full of sugar
Preheat oven to 400
Add the cut tomatoes to a large bowl and drizzle with evoo and sprinkle with S&P. Toss them so evenly covered. Put them on 2 foil rimmed baking sheets and cook for 1 hour.
Allow them to cool and return to the same bowl. Purée with an immersion blender or in a food processor.
Place sauce in a high rimmed pot or pan. Then grate the onion/shallot into the sauce using a hand grater. Do the same with the garlic. I prefer this over using a diced onions and garlic as I like my sauce smooth. If you don’t have a hand grater then add them finely diced.
Next add the oregano, parsley, sugar and a little more S&P. Cook for 15 minutes on low to medium heat. Remove from heat and add fresh basil.