Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tomato sauce

Middle of May and the produce just seems to have exploded at the farmers market. Tomatoes, peas, fava beans, strawberries, garlic were all on display. This tomato sauce is easy and great on pasta or vegetables. It has an intense herb and tomato flavor.

6 large Roma Tomatoes cut into four quarters on the long side. Use whatever tomato you can get if Roma are not available.
Salt and pepper to taste
Cayenne to taste
One long sprig of fresh oregano leaves only. Use basil if that's what you have. The Asian table at the market had Asian basil which I will try next time. But I grow my own oregano.
One garlic chopped.
One tablespoon olive oil drizzled on top.

Cook in the 7” round pot for two hours.
Let cool with the lid on.
remove the skins from the tomatoes and discard. Blend the balance with another tablespoon of olive oil and store in a jar. Yields three cups of sauce.

Good for toping over vegetables or pasta or both.

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